On Saturday, September 22, the New Haven FBLA club held a fundraiser at the Balloon Festival. They rented two different bounce houses for the kids to play in-- one normal bounce house and one inflatable obstacle course. There were four different shifts that the members could work, each an hour long. The members performed various roles, including collecting money and watching the kids.
Ellie Westermeyer, sophomore, worked the fourth shift and collected money. She shared one of her memorable moments, which was, “When someone ‘accidentally’ turned the bounce house off when kids were inside.”
Julia Unnerstall, senior, worked at the second shift and watch over the kids on the bounce houses. She was asked if she had any favorite moments, and she replied, “Yes! There was this little boy, who came up to my knees in height, he rushed through the obstacle course. When he got to the top, he got on his hands and knees, and began to jump up and down. I could not stop laughing.”
Lydia Otten, junior, worked all day and stood by the slide in the inflatable obstacle course to make sure the kids were being safe. She was asked about how she felt about working, and she replied, “I actually really enjoyed it and that is why I stayed the whole time. I love interacting or just being around kids because they make me laugh and so happy. At first, it was a little overwhelming, but once you got in the groove of things, it was super easy and fun.”
Miranda Yarbrough, freshman, worked the first shift and watched the kids at the inflatable obstacle course. She was asked how she felt about the event, and her answer was, “I thought it was lots of fun, a little crazy at times, but nonetheless tons of fun.”
As you can see, there was a lot of fun happening at the bounce houses during the Balloon Festival. FBLA is there every year, so if your kids missed it this year, they can go enjoy the bounce houses next year.