Chances are that their ooohs and aaahs may be cause for concern, and for good reason.
Janet Sullivan of Elverson, one of the event's organizers and chairperson of its publicity committee, and her fellow-organizers have been spanning the width and breadth of the TV School District and have amassed a lineup of items for the raffle and the auction that will have people talking long into the night.
For the raffle, Janet and her co-organizers have put together an impressive package that includes: a weekend for four at the Hershey Hotel with one day's free admission to the park; a restaurant dinner package for two; a Razor scooter; a Game Boy; and maid service with two visits.
"It's only one dollar for a raffle ticket for all this good stuff," said Janet, fresh in from landing yet another item for the silent auction. This time, she came back with a free teeth bleaching from Dr. Scott Wallace, D.D.S. in Morgantown.
"We're working hard with this year's carnival to raise funds for field trips for the elementary school children," she explained. "We'd like to see them go to museums and destinations that offer cultural enrichment in the region."
Just when you thought they couldn't, things do get better with the silent auction. In addition to teeth bleaching, Janet and the committee have put together items that Sotheby's might envy. Among them are:
. A framed print of N.C. Wyeth's "The Giant," from Strode's Mill Gallery in West Chester;
. Art work by Richard Bollinger, a watercolor artist from West Chester who paints rural America: "Anselma" and "Twilight at City Park;"
. A signed Philadelphia Flyers puck and a signed '76ers photo of Matt Geiger;
. Tickets to the Reading Phillies, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Reading Museum, and People's Light and Theater among others.
During the carnival, the young folk can choose from fun things like a miniature golf game, fishing for prizes, and can try their skill at trying to get ducks out of the duck basin.
Pipper the Clown will join the festivities from 12 noon to 2 p.m., sculpting balloons and entertaining children as only a clown can. And, there will be face painting, friendship bracelet making and all kinds of carnival food.
The Twin Valley Winter Carnival takes place Saturday, Mar. 3 at the TV Elementary Center from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.