Proceeds to benefit NYM School classrooms

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The sports center at New York Mills School will once again be lined with a variety of silent auction items as part of the annual Community Serving Classrooms Community Carnival.

By Chad Koenen


The sports center in New York Mills will be lined with everything from unique baskets to one-of-a-kind items up for bidding on Friday night.

After taking a one year hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th annual NY Mills Community Carnival is set to return with a full night of activities at the school. The carnival itself, as well as the silent auction, will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday. In the event of inclement weather, the carnival will be held on Monday, Nov. 22.

Friday’s carnival will be filled with games and activities for people of all ages. There will be 26 games, 2 inflatable rides and a balloon twister, all filling the sports center. Many of the games feature prizes, and tickets for the games, can be purchased during the carnival.

One of the biggest parts of the night is the large silent auction, which features everything from handmade items to unique gift baskets. Among the items on the silent auction will be burgers for a year from Mills Lanes and Lucky Strike Grill, a hotel stay and water park passes at Thumper Pond in Ottertail, Minnesota Vikings tickets and a number of other items that are still being received by the Community Supporting Classrooms committee. All of the items will be available on the silent auction from 4-6:45 p.m.

The night will also include a free-will offering supper of taco in a bag, cookie and a drink that will be served by the NY Mills Marching Eagles to help support their band trip to Florida in the spring. Concessions, served by the NY Mills bowling team, will also be available throughout the night. 

Following the carnival, the NY Mills drama department will be hosting their annual fall play. This year’s play is “The Play That Goes Wrong.” The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will also be performed on Thursday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.