Folkloric dancers performed during the fair at T.L. Reed School.

The night was clear and cool, the food was good, and the music was even better. 

These were the factors that could have brought out an estimated 2,000 people to the Kings Canyon Unified District Fair on the evening of Oct. 16.

"Our overall theme of the event was Harvest Celebration," said communications officer, Renee Delport.  "And most of our booths did a great job incorporating that theme into their displays. Our Educational Support Center booth gave away 500 pumpkins to students, It was a lot of fun!" 

Along with the more than 50 vendors from local schools as well as the various amounts of food and prizes, there were also musical performances by Orange Cove High, the Citrus Mariachi Band, Reedley High School's Folkloric Dancers, VAPA Students, and choirs from Orange Cove High and Reedley High as well. 

Yahira Bonilla was at the event working one of the food booths that represented the Washington ASP Leadership Club, an afterschool program that offers support for students -- 

"This is our first time participating in the Kings River Carnival" said  Bonilla. "Everything was new, everything was chaotic but we love it, it's really fun."

The leadership club was raising money to take their students on a trip to Disneyland at the end of the school year and Bonilla said they were quickly selling out of the pork sliders and pork.

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