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FLEMINGTON – Cheers and thrills filled the air in Flemington and will continue tonight at the annual Clinton County Carnival.
Every night since Wednesday, the carnival takes place at the Goodwill Hose Company grounds next to the Red Eye Center and will resume tonight from 5-10 p.m.
This is the second year that the Clinton County Carnival has taken place. The first took place in 2019 and – due to the COVID pandemic – had to be suspended in 2020 and 2021, according to Goodwill Hose Fire Company volunteer Rebecca Mellott.
The carnival offers many dishes at reasonable prices, including but not limited to: hot dogs, burgers/cheeseburgers, rib eye sandwiches, fries (plain/cheese/steak), pizza , funnel cakes and fried Oreos. The food is prepared and cooked entirely by the organizations hosting the carnival, including the Flemington Hi-Neighbours, the Flemington Goodwill Hose Company and the Mill Hall Kiwanis Club. Ice cream, cotton candy, candy apples and more are available on the carnival grounds, sold by Bartlebaugh Amusements.
A total of eight rides from Bartlebaugh Amusements are available, such as the Dragon Wagon, Castlemania and the Berry-Go-Round spread throughout the grounds for fun and thrills for children and families.
Ride tickets are $1 each, a booklet of 20 for $20, or an all-you-can-eat armband for $15.
“This is the biggest fundraising event for all three organisations,” said Mellott. “In previous years, long before 2019, it was mostly the Goodwill Hose Company Carnival. However, due to the lack of volunteers, we have included the other non-profit organizations to combine efforts as it takes an army to organize this event.
It takes hundreds of volunteer hours with the necessary prep work for the carnival, starting months before and weeks after, she added.
“Carnival is a combined effort between the three organizations to provide this affordable, local, family-friendly event and we hope to do so for years to come to keep these small town traditions alive,” said Mellott.
She and other members involved in the carnival encourage everyone to come and support these organizations.
“We really need it and we appreciate it” said Mellott.
The Clinton County Carnival is still scheduled to take place tonight.