The official proceedings begin with a service led by an exotically garbed Reb David, during which the Megilla is read and everyone's grogger arm gets a real workout. Sometimes there are varied skits and performances by Sunday School classes and a parade of the spectacularly costumed students, followed by prizes for the most outstanding outfits.
Over the years, actual cases of musical talent have been noted among the singers. Most years accompanist Sam "I Am" Gutter persists in hopefully asking performers which key they're in, a query usually greeted by a blank stare.
After the play comes a bounteous lunch featuring many versions of hamantaschen and an elaborate carnival organized by the Kehila teens. At an array of exciting booths, the younger kids play a variety of games and win prizes, which have, over the years included goldfish, stuffed animals, candy and other treasures. Finally, alas, each year the carnival ends, the booths are dismantled, the costumes put away, and Kehilaites add another happy Purim to their memories.