Overall, Mrs.Strickland said about the money FBLA made, “I think we did pretty well today.” She went on to explain that she doesn’t know how much the inflatable games brought in for FBLA, due to the fact the bounce house and obstacle course still have to be paid for.
Megan Shockley said, “ The members that signed up to help were just supervising the games to make sure there are not too many kids on it at one time. Some of the members also took money and distributed wristbands.” Two high school FBLA members stood outside the entrance of the bounce house, keeping time of each kids’ turn to jump; seven kids could jump at once.
Meanwhile, volunteers at the obstacle course directed kids to hop onto the course and race through it. Two other students stood at the end of the slide to make sure kids got off the slide safely. Once her shift was over, Lexi Nixon proclaimed, “I felt so bad having to tell kids they couldn’t get on the ride if they hadn’t paid yet.” Luckily, there were no injuries for the children or volunteers!
The inflatable games provided the kids at the balloon festival endless entertainment and fun and a fundraising opportunity for FBLA. -by Paige Adams