Fort Belvoir Elementary School’s parking lot was abuzz with kids tossing and splashing for the campus’ spring carnival, sponsored by the FBES Parent Teacher Organization. While children competed for sweets in the cakewalk, others chose to visit one of the food trucks at Saturday’s event. 

Buying a wristband allowed each child to have unlimited access to a variety of games, like the javelin throw; toilet paper toss; ducks in the pond and bowling. 

“We had planned on having a dunk tank today, but so few people volunteered to get wet, we had to cancel,” said Jamey Chianetta, Fort Belvoir Upper School principal. 

No one was more disappointed than Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison commander. “I even came dressed to participate,” Greenberg said.

Some friendly competition took place anyway, as Chianetta challenged Greenberg to a game of Pie Face Showdown, where the person pressing a button the fastest delivers a hand full of whipped cream to the opponent, with Greenberg delivering a sweetened smack down.