LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE ? The hundreds of parents and children who spent the weekend riding carnival attractions and throwing ping-pong balls through hoops for prizes at La Cañada High School weren't just having fun.
Every ticket purchased, every shaved ice gobbled up and every Ferris wheel ride at the event helped support the high school's music program, including the band, orchestra, jazz group color guard and drum line, organizer Julie Schaull said.
"The only money they get from the school district is the salary for the music director," said Schaull, who is in her fourth year as chair of the carnival fundraiser, which is now in its 17th year and is put on by the school's Music Parents Assn. and music students. "We raise everything else, including the cost of instruments. It is very expensive."