Preparations are in full swing for Miller-Driscoll’s third annual “Spring Spectacular” Carnival. This year’s carnival will feature rides, games and attractions for all ages and will take place during the weekend of April 1-3.

Entering its third year, the carnival has become one of the school’s most significant fundraisers. Through ticket sales and the support of local sponsor contributions, last year’s carnival generated approximately $10,000 in funds that were used towards student enrichment programs, educational workshops, new materials and the fulfillment of grant requests.

This year’s carnival will be kicked off with a Spirit Day during school hours on Friday, April 1, when students and staff will be invited to wear their carnival t-shirts and participate in fun activities throughout the day.

“We are very excited for this year’s carnival,” said Bernadette Hess, Miller-Driscoll principal. “Not only is the event a wonderful way to raise money for our school, but it’s a beautiful, family-friendly activity for our entire community and surrounding towns.”

Early bird wristbands and Carnival Spirit Day t-shirts are available for sale now until March 11 through the Miller-Driscoll PTA (Miller-Driscoll students received order forms; all others can email Susan Price to purchase). Wristbands are good for unlimited rides for one full day of the event. The purchasing options are as follows:

  • Wristband + T-shirt (combo deal, save $10) – $25
  • Wristband Only (normally $25 – SAVE 20%) – $20
  • T-shirt only/One Size (child size to wear on spirit day) – $10

Wristbands will also be available for purchase at Village Market on March 29 from 12–6 p.m..

The hours of the Carnival will be April 1, 5-9 p.m.; April 2, 12-9 p.m.; and April 3 12-5 p.m..

The Spring Spectacular Carnival is produced through sponsorships of local organizations and businesses. Realty Seven is this year’s Platinum sponsor. The PTA is currently seeking sponsorships at a variety of levels and anyone interested should contact Jess Christ, Spring Spectacular Chair, by email or at 203.822.2306 by Friday, March 18.

For more information and event updates, please visit and LIKE the Carnival Facebook page.