A great time, a great cause April 18, 2011 SHARE Members of the Delta Gamma/Sigma Nu group help the annual Thurtene Carnival “Celebrate the Magic of Community” with their facade (above) and performances April 17, the final day of the three-day event. Despite a weekend of wacky weather, an estimated 35,000-40,000 attended the carnival April 15-17 on the north Brookings parking lot on the east end of campus. Thurtene, which featured student built and run facades, games, food and rides like the one below, is the oldest and largest student-run carnival in the nation. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Belle Center, which helps children with developmental delays and disabilities succeed in school and as part of their community. More than 20 student organizations participated in the carnival, presented by members of the Thurtene Honorary, 13 juniors who bear sole responsibility for continuation of the tradition.