Call it a carnival redo.
After days of intermittent rain showers, and a deluge during lunch hour this past Friday, the organizing committee of the Orange Lions Club Carnival have opted to extend the carnival another week to accommodate fans of the carnival after having to cancel the event this past Friday and Saturday.
“We had a river running through the carnival grounds on Friday, so that is why we canceled the carnival on Friday night, and it was still too wet out there on Saturday,” said Chris Kovatch, Lions Carnival chairperson. “Safety is our number one concern, and we did not want anyone to have a bad experience.”
Since the charity carnival lost two operation days, organizers met Saturday morning and voted to extend the carnival an extra week.
“We are adding another week to the carnival,” Kovatach continued. “It’s almost like this past week never happened. (Today) will be like our opening day was on October 2nd. We will be accepting one canned good per person in lieu of an admission fee, and Saturday (Oct. 12) will be our Kiddie Day like this past Saturday should have been.”
The carnival will now run from Wednesday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 12, and Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 19. The carnival is open from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday, and from 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., each Friday and Saturday, except on Kiddie Day which is when the carnival will open at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12.
“It’s much nicer at the park now that it has had time to dry,” Kovatch added. “We pulled out the mulch we had placed before the carnival open and we had to dig some holes to help with drainage. But the grounds are ready to go and we know it is going to be nice weather for a few days, so we’re excited.”
Call it a carnival redo.
Multiple Grammy Winner, Bill Gaither and Gaither Vocal Band heads to Beaumont
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Dance conference to be held July 19
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Ribbon cutting scheduled for train depot
Bridge City, Greater Orange Area and Bridge City Chamber of Commerce join together for a ribbon cutting for the Southern Pacific Depot 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 19 at the corner of Green Avenue and 11th Street in Orange.
Battle of Calcasie Pass 150th anniversary ceremony this Saturday
The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp 1390 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Calcasieu Pass from 10 a.m, to noon, Saturday, May 10 at the Cameron Court House, 119 Smith Circle.
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GOACC golf tournament a driving hit
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament fundraiser Monday at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange.
“Free Comic Book Day” a success
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Area Calendar 5.7.14
Events in the area for the week starting May 7, 2014:
Area Calendar 5.3.14
Events in the area for the week starting May 3, 2014:
Orange County to unite in prayer
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