This past weekend from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20 Saint Paschal Baylon School hosted a festival for the Thousand Oaks community.
The main area of the festival included a stage, game booths, and food and beverage tents. Surrounding the main area were various types of carnival rides for kids and adults. With so many game booths, tents, and rides, many of the Thousand Oaks High School students attended to volunteer and enjoy the festival.
Many of the game booths consisted of fun but challenging games that all ages could enjoy like The Coin Toss, Dunk Tank, Football Toss, and many more.
“My favorite booth to work was definitely the Dunk Tank because it was so funny watching different people getting soaked by the water and seeing all the kids and adults having so much fun playing,” said TOHS student volunteer Dominic Lavorato.
While games were going on, different musical and dance groups performed every hour. These performances included dances by Saint Paschals and TOHS moms, the O’Connor School of Irish Dance, LaReina High School dance team, and more .
As people were enjoying the performances and game booths, many kids and adults took an interest in riding the many carnival rides available there, like the bumper cars, the carousel, the Super Slide, and many more.
“ One of the things I love about the Fall Festival is that they make sure the rides are enjoyable and available to all ages so everyone can have fun,” said TOHS student Steven Neibert.
In between all the activities, people made sure to buy food and beverages from the different tents that TOHS students volunteered at, consisting of foods like Domino’s pizza, burritos, tacos, hamburgers, and more.
“As an alumni of Saint Paschals, I’m really glad I still get to be apart of the school,” said TOHS student volunteer Mario Cano, “It’s an awesome way to give back to the community and have lots of fun while doing it, even as a high school student.”