Carnival bringing fun and more library funds; Wiley Post adds a parade

By Bonnie Seymour

News Star Reporter

Every year the end of summer is signaled by the arrival of the traveling carnival.

This year is no exception, but some people might not know that a portion of the proceeds raised by the globetrotters is donated to the Maysville Public Library.

“We always get an envelope full of money when it’s over and money is always good,” said Janet Dinwiddie, Town Liberian.

This year the carnival will be open Thursday, August 6 through Sunday, August, 9 beginning in the early evening to around 10:00 p.m. offering midway games, rides, and small variety of carnival food.

Individual tickets are available for rides and games as well as armbands for unlimited rides.

As the carnival is busy setting up, Dinwiddie and the Library Board are still hard at work planning the Wiley Post festival, set for Saturday, August 29.

In addition to the Wiley Post Royalty Contest, a fundraising event for the library, there will be also be a parade added to this year’s festival.

“I think it would be a fun way for businesses to promote themselves and show support for the town,” said Dinwiddie.

Rather than travel down Williams Street and disrupt the festival, the parade will make its way down Main Street.

Anyone is eligible to enter and there is no fee for entry.

The princess and queen and contestants will also be participating in the parade and are currently hard at work selling tickets to be Wiley Post royalty.

For more information on participating in the parade or how to get hold of princess and queen contestants to purchase tickets, contact Dinwiddie at the Maysville Library.

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