Area residents enjoy indoor carnival
Reed City Band Boosters raise money for students
REED CITY — Boosters, parents and band students spent their snowy Saturday indoors at the annual Reed City Band Boosters' carnival.
"It smells like a fun summer night here," Reed City Band Director Michael Klepp said. "It's cool we can always count on this event being 70 and sunny in here."
As popcorn filled the air, guests had the opportunity to forget about frigid temperatures and play a variety of mini games while raising money for the Reed City bands.
"We were here late Friday night and they got to put it all together," Klepp said.
As well as mini games, there was a haunted house for kids of all ages, a cake walk, jumping houses and more. The money from the carnival will benefit the bands in obtaining a number of items.
"Our biggest thing right now is instruments," Klepp said. "The main thing we do, of course, is play music, so when we have stuff that can't function and the kids can't play, then we can't have a band, so this is why we have the event."
According to Klepp, the band boosters are hoping to purchase new snare drums for the band's marching season and new brass and woodwind instruments.