AYER — On Jan. 20, The Page Hilltop School in Ayer held a mother/son carnival night. For one dollar a ticket, boys in grades kindergarten through four could bring their moms for some carnival fun. The Cultural Arts Room at the school was transformed into a virtual fun world.

Each mother/son pair was given a small paper book with the words “Just Clowning Around” on the cover when they entered the room. Each page in the book described one of the games available.

After each team completed an activity, they would get one of their pages stamped. When all of the pages were completed, the boys returned to the ticket booth for a sport ball prize with small trinkets inside, and a balloon from Pinard’s Florist.

In between tossing and bowling, the boys could snack on pretzels or animal crackers and bottles of water or juice boxes. The PTO, who sponsored this event, also had Page Hilltop T-shirts for sale and advertisements for their next events: A father/daughter dance in February and a family movie night in March.

Event organizers Tracy Stiles, John Arrigo and Dana Wick worked hard to make this night such a success for all involved.

“We love being able to sponsor an event that is fun and allows children to spend quality time with their parents,” Stiles said.

Second-grader Jeff Blood said, “This was really fun, but I’m much better at the games than my mom!” This mother/son event was limited to 200, and tickets for it were sold out before the event day even arrived.

“We are glad that this event was so well received and that we have a packed house! The PTO strives to provide programs that enhance the lives of the children in our school,” PTO Co-Chairman John Arrigo said.

Stiles, Arrigo and Wick also wanted to thank the other volunteers who ran games for them — Lucy Arrigo, Katherine Pare, Paula Gravelle, Leslie Adams-Lariviere, Nick Blood and Jory Adams.