The Jewish Community Center (JCC) held a Purim Carnival on Sunday afternoon. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. According to the Book of Esther, Haman, planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his cousin and adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing. Customs include wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration. Here Scotia resident Olivia Kaye,10, spins the wheel for tickets to turn into the prize booths.