UNION — As the end of WinterKids Winter Games came to a close, Union Elementary had a school-wide winter carnival.

The rain held off but the fun and laughter was on, as everyone enjoyed jump roping with snowshoes on, a firewood relay, an obstacle course, including: snow ball target shooting, a book walk, sled races, snow building, and hot chocolate and popcorn.

One boy, sporting a hot chocolate mustache and mouthful of popcorn, yelled out, “This is the best day of school ever!”

WinterKids is a statewide program promoting healthy fun in the outdoors in winter.