Carnival Royal Court

The Macks Creek PTO’s annual carnival was held on Saturday, March 25th. Hundreds of folks came out to support our school this year. The event profited $27,265.92 which will directly benefit the students of Macks Creek School! PTO Officers Valerie Keehler and Jessi Thompson wish to “thank every person, family, and business who helped make this year’s carnival such a success!” They are also grateful to all staff, parents, candidates, and students who helped to set everything up and volunteered to staff the various events, games and booths.

The PTO appreciates the multitude of local businesses who donated funds or items. Generous businesses make it possible to have fantastic items to raffle or include in our silent auction. These items often earn above and beyond their value. The PTO would also like to thank OakStar Bank for staffing our kitchen and the Camden County Sherriff’s Department for lending us their barbecue-grill trailer again this year.

A special thank you to the following for donating large raffle items:

 Jones Tile, Inc. donated a Yamaha golf cart
 Ozarks Ready Mix donated four yards of concrete
 The Wiethop Family donated a Playstation 5 gaming system
 Willey’s Drilling, Inc. donated a kayak
 Cruizin the Lake, LLC. donated a boat rental
 Kal’s Service donated a Blue Point tool cart w/ Snap-On tools

A long-standing tradition of the Macks Creek Carnival is the royalty competition. Thank you to all of the candidates, families and classes who worked so hard competing against one another, all while raising funds for our PTO. Congratulations to this year’s winners! The 2023 King and Queen are Vaughn Vasquez and Allyson Stoufer representing the sophomore class. Our Prince and Princess are Johnny Vasquez and Madison Stoner (8th Grade). The Junior Prince and Princess are Karsyn Jensen and Natalie Jones (5th grade). The title of Duke and Duchess went to 1st Graders Dean Baird and Reagan Willis. Well done everyone!

The 2023 Macks Creek Carnival Court from left to right (first row): Archer Chaney, Kyler Starnes, Aubrey Allen and Carter Dority 2nd row: Ivy Waters, Lilly O’Daniel, Emilia Randall, Sarianna Robbins, Reagan Willis, Natalie Jones, Allyson Stoufer, Madison Stoner, Adelynn Marshall, Morgan Buck, Sammie Haynes and Makenna Campbell 3rd row: Rayick Blair, DJ Heard, Damien Harris, Mason Breshears, Dean Baird, Karsyn Jensen, Vaughn Vasquez, Johnny Vasquez, Sebastian Sanchez, Trenton Arnold, Aidyn Merchant and Craigen Frazier

Below are more photos from the event:

Kindergarten Crown Bearers Archer & Kyler

Duchess Reagan and Duke Dean

Junior Princess Natalie and Junior Prince Karsyn

Princess Madison and Prince Johnny

Queen Allyson and King Vaughn

Lilly and DJ

Ivy and Rayick

Emilia and Damien

Sarianna and Mason

Adelynn and Sebastian

Sammie and Aidyn

Morgan and Trenton

Makenna and Craigen

Preschool Crown Bearers Carter and Aubrey

Baked goods are a Carnival staple every year! 

Maizy had fun at the face painting booth! 

Ava and Avery had fun playing cornhole.

Mrs. Jones is really good at face painting!

The Pirates are grateful to the "OakStar Crew" of Donna, Cheri, Linda  and Misty for volunteering to serve in the kitchen again this year! 

The duck pond is always fun!


Peyton had fun trying to win some soda-pop! 

Mrs. Miller, Asa and Isaac had a great time playing Bingo.

Bowling for prizes

Dart throwing is so much fun!

Stanton had a blast shooting baskets for prizes!

Callie and Vanessa locked up Jordan and many others during carnival!