By Armand Manoukian
Teenagers for the Advancement of Children’s Hospital, or TACH, is a student run organization at LCHS whose mission is to raise money for the Los Angeles hospital that specializes in aiding sick children.
TACH has been a student organization for 10 years, and each of the 10 years they’ve worked on improving the events they host and increasing the money they raise.
According to eleventh Katherine Simone, a veteran member of TACH, they start planning their annual carnival in the very beginning of the school year.
“TACH Bash is our biggest fundraiser of the year so we start planning really early. We even have meetings during the summer before," she said.
On Saturday, April 2nd, TACH hosted their annual carnival, known as TACH Bash, open to anyone in La Cañada. The event, complete with a basketball hoop, a bouncy slide, a silent auction, a food truck, and live music, hosted an estimated 250 people from 11AM-4PM.
La Cañada High School’s Sean Segal (11), Meghan Gay (10), and Katie Cunningham(12) all entertained the crowd with their own live performances.
TACH also offered top class food by bringing in the Los Lobos Food Truck, which won food truck of the year in 2014. They also brought in LCHS fan-favorite Ms. Hill and her Kona Ice Truck.
The quality food was coupled with quality fun. There was a face painting station, a station where you could get your hair colored, a basketball hoop, bucket ball, and an inflatable slide. Each of these could be enjoyed after paying for a ticket, and the money from the tickets went to the Children’s Hospital. A lot of the money raised also came from the silent auction held during the afternoon. Prizes in the silent auction included gift baskets, gift certificates, and more.
“This year was a huge success, we actually made more than double of what we made at last year’s TACH Bash!” said Katherine excitingly.
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