The started Thursday night at and will continue all weekend long featuring rides, games and food.
“In these hard times, it’s an easy way to give to charity,” past Lions Club President Phil Theroux said. “Everyone can have a good time.”
The carnival has been running in one form or another for over 50 years and all the proceeds from the event go toward helping the blind and other charities, according to Theroux.
“All the money is used for community support.”
The money will go to the low vision center, which is run by the Lions Club and is free to the public. The low vision center helps provide support and services for the blind.
The carnival features various rides like the fun slide and the fun house and games like whack-a-mole and fishing. There is the usual fair food like hamburgers, hotdogs, fried dough and candy apples.
The carnival will continue Friday from 6–10 p.m. and Saturday from 2-10 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Tickets are $1 a piece and rides require anywhere from one to four tickets. Patrons can purchase a wristband for $20, which would allow the person to go on unlimited rides for the day.
The club used to build the booths for the games, but the group no longer can.
“We don’t have the man power for that,” Theroux said.
The Lions Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Chuck’s Steakhouse. The group used to have 50-60 members, but is down to about 20. Anyone who is interested in joining the club is asked to attend their next meeting in October.