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Lewisboro PTO's Annual ‘Circus’ Enjoys Big Turnout

From left, Spencer Nyitray, Jenna Luper and Samantha Luper took some time building stuffed animals at the "Cuddly Friends" station at the Lewisboro Circus. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella
Four-year-old Sophie Carvajal decided to get a cupcake painted on her face. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella
Lucas Celetti said his favorite thing at the circus was the football toss. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella
Spin art was a popular station. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella
Inflatable slides are always a big hit. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella
These kids are seeing what prizes they netted after playing electronic basketball. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Parent Teacher Organization held its annual “Lewisboro Circus” in the Lewisboro Elementary School on Saturday. Arcade games, face painting, stuffed animal building, games with prizes, science fun, bake sale and arts and crafts were among the options on the menu.

It was a good day to be a kid.

“It’s a grueling process putting this thing together, but it’s also a lot of fun,” said Rubina Nitta, who chaired the circus with Michele Gioffre and Kristen Sussman.

Nitta said the Lewisboro Circus is the parents’ way of giving back to the school.

“It’s a huge event. It’s amazing how the community and families come together,” she said. “I think everyone has an awesome time doing it.”

The day’s turnout was big enough to fill the school’s parking lot, as cars began to form a large parking line on a nearby street parallel to the school. While the final figures were not available, Nitta expected the circus to raise somewhere between $7,000 and $8,000.

But you can’t put a price on having fun.

“The football toss is by far my favorite,” said Lewisboro Elementary School student Lucas Celetti. “But it’s all amazing.”

Stephanie Rodgers, who was running the arts and crafts stations, was happy with the amount of participation.

“It’s been a tremendous turnout,” she said. “The kids are having a blast.”

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