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Children’s Carnival Planned for Sat., April 4, 2009, by U of M, Crookston Students in Free Enterprise; Event scheduled for 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Crookston High School
March 16, 2009

What: Children's Carnival

When: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: Eric Burgess, business instructor, 218-281-8190 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Games, prizes, food, and fun will all be a part of a carnival planned this spring by the University of Minnesota, Crookston Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). The carnival will be held in the Crookston High School and run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. While it is designed for children 3 to 11 years old, it is a time for the entire family to enjoy. Tickets will be sold at the door and $5 buys 10 tickets.

The carnival will feature an inflatable obstacle course provided by Fargo Games Galore. Along with concessions, there will be many other games for children including a bean bag toss, bowling, boxing, fish pond, face painting, football toss, and more.

Proceeds from the carnival will help the SIFE team with travel expenses for competition. The Crookston team, nine-time regional champions, will travel to Minneapolis on Friday, March 20 for the 2009 regional competition. The national competition is in May in Philadelphia, Pa.

SIFE is a nonprofit organization that supports and enables students to learn and teach about free enterprise in real world situations.  SIFE challenges students on more than 1,800 college campuses worldwide to take what they have learned in the classroom and use it to improve the quality of life for people everywhere.  Student projects are designed to teach people about free market economics, business success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit