Sunday, January 25, 2015

Reassurance

On my last post I talked about how I was worried about being able to complete my 20 Time Project. Although, after talking to my teacher and my mentor, my grandmother, I now have more confidence that I will be able to pull this Carnival off and raise a good amount of money for Alzheimer's.  I have decided to make the carnival more booth oriented rather than a ride oriented carnival. This is because if I were to try to rent a small ride, a train ride for example, not only would it cost a lot of money, but it would also be a safety hazard and if anyone were to get hurt, I would be to blame.  If I have more booths at my carnival then I can get all of the different clubs at my school to have their own booths. Giving the clubs the chance to have their own booths will give them the chance to get more people to join their club.

I have also considered possibly moving the carnival inside so I won't have to worry about finding a tent for a reasonable price. Although I might not even need a tent if I am able to plan it on a day that will not rain, but consodering how in advance I will have to plan it, I don't think I will be able to guarantee that the weather will be acceptable. I amiss really excited to actually put this on because I know that I will be surrounded by my friends and family who will all be helping me achieve my goal of making a big of a dent as possible in the struggle of the disease Alzheimer's.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter Break Progress

     Over the holiday break, I was able to achieve a huge step in the process of creating the carnival. After Christmas I started talking to a few of my friends to ask for some help with the carnival.  My friends Mary Kate and Lily agreed to work at their own type of booth at the carnival. Mary Kate is having a fortune telling booth and Lily is planning on having a dunking booth where people throw a ball at the bulls eye and if they hit it, then somebody falls on the water tank. I also planned on other aspects of the carnival such as creating a raffle. My friend Anna will walk around selling raffle tickets    Then later on we will announce the winner of, hopefully, a donated basket from a local business.
     The more I plan and think of preparing for the carnival, the more stressed out I get. It get hard to try to balance school, sports, family and friends, a job, and this project.  Although we are allowed to fail while trying to complete this project, I really want to be able to achieve my goal, but I am worried that I won't be able to achieve this carnival. I have started to think of a possible back up plan to do instead of this project, but I think it might be too late to switch. Instead of the carnival I am thinking of doing a raffle where we raffle off baskets an d gift cards from businesses from around town.  I think that this will be a better option than the carnival because I won't need a tent, I won't need as many volunteers, and it would be much easier than the carnival.
      Although I feel that if I do go back and change my project, it would be almost like giving up, I also don't want to fail. Raising money for Alzheimer's is a very important thing to me and I want to do whatever necessary to achieve that goal, even if that includes possibly changing my project a bit.