Thurtene Carnival at Wash-U showcases fun science experiments while helping children learn to read

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- The nation's oldest and largest student-run carnival will make its yearly return to Washington University this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, April 17. The Thurtene Carnival will feature amusement rides, games, theatrical performances and will be selling carnival food like funnel cakes and Dippin Dots.

Two members of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity of Washington University stopped by the Fox 2 kitchen this morning to show Kim Hudson how to make a home-made style of Dippin Dots. Due to health regulations, the Dippin Dots sold at the carnival will be the official brand.

Proceeds from the Thurtene Carnival will go to the Ready Readers program of St. Louis. Ready Readers inspires preschool-age children from low-income communities to become readers by reading aloud to them, increasing their exposure to quality books, and providing literacy-related experiences.

Additional information:

Thurtene Carnival

Friday, April 15:  4 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Washington University in St. Louis

FREE, tickets available for rides

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