Fun for everyone at the Carlin Country Market

For the sixth year in a row, the Carlin community will come together at Carlin School for a day of festivities.

  • May. 13, 2016 8:00 p.m.

For the sixth year in a row, the Carlin community will come together at Carlin School for a day of festivities.

The Carlin Country Market, May 28, is the school’s only fundraiser for the year. The community is welcomed to enjoy the outdoor festival, and all funds raised support PAC programs for the following school year.

“It’s become an annual event the community looks forward to so much,” said Heather O’Brien, Carlin PAC chair. “We love that everyone feels welcome at the school, and with so many things going on, there is always something for people to enjoy no matter how old they are, or what they are interested in.”

The Carlin Country Market features a huge indoor garage and book sale, an outdoor vendor market and plant sale and the popular basket raffle where students from every class compete to see who’s basket sells the most tickets.

The kids’ carnival is the attraction for little people and Sunnybrae Camp’s laser tag game draws kids of all ages.

New this year will be a display by Shuswap Marine Search and Rescue, who will reveal their newest vessel. Kids can drive a remote control boat around on wheels. Copper Island Diving will have their radio controlled cars set up for racing in front of the school.

The silent auction will feature local businesses including Twin Anchors Houseboats, who donated a houseboat vacation this year.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with several food options available. Entertainment, face painting and Carlin student art displays will keep visitors entertained.

Admission is by donation, or bring your empty bottles for the Grade 4/5 bottle drive.  A free shuttle is available to bring visitors up the road to the school from the parking areas.

Garage sale donations, plant donations and bottle drive donations will be accepted all week at the school  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Carmen Massey at 250-804-3466 or ctmassey@hotmail.com.