What a day we had yesterday! The St David High School Carnival was so well received by everyone! I couldn't believe the crowd that came. We expected about 2,000 people but there must have been more than 5,000 people at the carnival yesterday! Thanks everyone for joining in the fun while helping us build our new school block!
All the hard work put in by the committee members truly paid off & the stress & pain just disappeared when the school principal said: "This carnival is a roaring success!" The Chief Minister came & spent about 45 minutes going around the jumble sale, food & games stalls, checking out the ponies & flying fox, & he even went into the Haunted House put up by the students! What a good sport! Our initial target was to raise RM20,000, but from yesterday's estimation, we may have collected more than 3 times our target! YAY :D
Thank you so much especially to my wonderful team of strong-willed mothers who were the backbone of this event: Josephine, Natty, Puteh, Wan & Fazy - your commitment & strength has inspired me to work even harder. It is not easy to find a good team of volunteers who are so committed & pleasant to work with, in spite of all the challenges & hurdles. I am so proud of our team & leading all of them have been a real privilege. Thanks also to some of the teachers who embraced our vision, Puan Tan, Shikin, Noraini, Azimah, Mr Tay, Mr Lai & most of all the supportive school principal, Mr Chay - who must have been initially shocked by the new PIBG committee members who are so persistent & wouldn't take no for an answer :) We really hope to raise enough fund for the new school block within these 2 years.
Today, the day after the carnival, my whole body is aching, my hands are so sore, I cannot feel my legs & my back is totally numb. Worst of all: the piles of sunscreen SPF50/PA+++ totally melted away in the hot sun yesterday & I am left with a glowing RED face with brand new freckles popping merrily on my cheeks & nose! YIKES!!
But, I am so happy & proud beyond words! Feeling very warm & fuzzy inside. I really hope everyone had great fun at the carnival yesterday! Thanks for all your support, especially my sistas Buttercup & Bubbles (who brought along their whole troupe!) & Linda, Raha & Ijan - thanks for making the time to share the day with us. It really means a lot to me.. (^_^)
PS: Adlan's burger stall was a sell-out. I didn't even get the chance to buy a burger!
PPS: Adlina wrote about her experience at the carnival here.