What a way to say 'good-bye' to summer and 'hello' to fall. The Woodbury Volunteer Firefighters Carnival begins today: Thursday, August 30.
"The firefighters really enjoy themselves," said Fire Chief Janet Morgan. "It really is a community event."
She said the organizations that sell items or have tables at the fair are mainly Woodbury-based.
"The Lions Club is selling their duck race tickets," said Morgan. "The firemen do the food booths and the ambulance association sells soda and water."
Woodbury Cub Scout Pack 54 will kick off its membership drive and popcorn fundraiser at carnival.
There is no admission cost to get into the carnival and parking is free.
Attractions & Info
"Rainbow Amusements out of Newtown runs the rides," said Morgan. "They're neat, clean and orderly and they do a great job."
Individual tickets are sold but wrist bands, at $20 a pop, are also offered every night, she said, adding that a wrist band allows folks to ride as many rides as they want for the whole night.
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Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
Food & Drink Offerings
Sweet potato fries
Fish and chips
6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday: August 30, August 31 and September 1
People can park next to Woodbury Floral Design, Morgan said, adding that there will be signs directing people where to park. Handicapped accessible parking is available via the Hollow Park entrance.
On Saturday night, the raffle tickets are drawn and the prizes are plentiful. Two different raffles are available.
One raffle costs $10 a ticket and the prize is dinner for six with the volunteer firefighters, Morgan said.
"They come to the winner's home with a fire truck and bring the people to the firehouse," she said. "They cook and prepare the whole meal, give people a tour and then bring them back to their house in the fire truck."
For $1 a pop, folks can purchase raffle tickets and have a chance to win one of the following prizes:
- A $2,000 gift voucher to
- $500 in a Shell gas card
- $500 to Stop & Shop
- $250 to
- $200 to Ken's Hardware
The proceeds from the carnival go toward fire prevention costs beyond what the town budget provides, Morgan said. If the firefighters are working for lengthy periods of time and need food, the funds from the carnival go toward that purchase and others like it.
Morgan thanked the following people and businesses for their help:
- Springer Sanitation, for donating dumpsters and dumpster removal from the site
- Richard Gosselin for assisting with propane
- Agway for loaning a building shed