Elsie Hester, 11 hosted a fundraising carnival to raise money for the Pregnancy Care Center of Southeast Texas on Friday, August 24th in Huntsville, Texas. Instead of getting the traditional birthday presents this year, Hester used birthday money to obtain a moonwalk, a slip-and-slide and food. Guests that attended the carnival gave a donation of funds or an item appropriate for an infant (such as diapers) to attend the event. She had selected the charity because she liked the Pregnancy Care Center of Southeast Texas and her mom, Kristen Hester, used to work on the center’s board.

Hester planned the party with approximately $200 in funds. She made flyers on her computer and bought items from Wal-Mart and Michaels to design the carnival. When the carnival was over, Hester planned a special celebratory sleepover with some of her friends from the fifth and sixth grades.

“The carnival was a little big so I won’t have a birthday cake, but I’ll get to play games and go to bed who knows when,” she said. “The girls that helped out were really working hard just because they wanted to, and I wanted to reward them.”

Source: The Huntsville Item

This was not the first fundraising carnival Hester hosted. Hester held a fundraising carnival for her 10th birthday to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center and 80 people attended.

Posted on 27 August 2007

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