Banyan Elementary School spring carnival

On Saturday, June 8, Banyan Elementary in Newbury Park held their annual spring carnival. Dozens of booths and activities kept kids busy such as a watermelon eating contest, Taekwondo demonstration and water balloon filling contest. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WATER DROP - Seth Gutierres, 11, right, has a water balloon explode over his head that was pumped up with air by Arz Abdelhadi, 11, during Banyan Elementary School's Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 222

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WATER DROP – Seth Gutierres, 11, right, has a water balloon explode over his head that was pumped up with air by Arz Abdelhadi, 11, during Banyan Elementary School’s Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 222

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TAEKWONDO - Michael Cho, right, flies through the air to break a board held by Master Jake Yoo during a demonstration by Club TKD martial arts studio during Banyan Elementary School's Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 223

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TAEKWONDO – Michael Cho, right, flies through the air to break a board held by Master Jake Yoo during a demonstration by Club TKD martial arts studio during Banyan Elementary School’s Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 223

MC 224 Banyan Elem Carnival MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers DEMO - Dustin Oakes, left, a first degree black belt, holds up a plastic board for Aiden Behar, 9, to break in half during Banyan Elementary School's Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. Oakes was part of a demonstration team by Club TKD martial arts studio. MC 224

MC 224 Banyan Elem Carnival
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DEMO – Dustin Oakes, left, a first degree black belt, holds up a plastic board for Aiden Behar, 9, to break in half during Banyan Elementary School’s Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. Oakes was part of a demonstration team by Club TKD martial arts studio. MC 224

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers EATING AS FAST AS YOU CAN - Travis Lee, 8, of Newbury Park competes in a watermelon eating contest during Banyan Elementary School's Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 225

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EATING AS FAST AS YOU CAN – Travis Lee, 8, of Newbury Park competes in a watermelon eating contest during Banyan Elementary School’s Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 225

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers IN THE FACE - Bryan Juarez, 8, left, throws a whip cream pie at Michael Hernandez, 12, during Banyan Elementary School's Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 226

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IN THE FACE – Bryan Juarez, 8, left, throws a whip cream pie at Michael Hernandez, 12, during Banyan Elementary School’s Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 226

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers DRYING OFF - Matthew Hussain, 11, lays on the pavement to dry off after being soaked by a water balloon game during Banyan Elementary School's Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 227

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DRYING OFF – Matthew Hussain, 11, lays on the pavement to dry off after being soaked by a water balloon game during Banyan Elementary School’s Spring Carnival in Newbury Park on Sat., June 8. MC 227

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