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.
OCP concludes season with ‘Les Misérables’
The Orange Community Players is ending its 2013-2014 season in fine style.
This Week in Local Music History (April 16 - April 22)
Take a look back at some of the great music events featuring national artists which have traveled through Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana over the years.
Entertainment for the week of April 16 - April 22, 2014
April is in full swing, and that means there is plenty of great live music to be found area at area music venues and restaurants and festivals.
VIDEO: 3 Doors Down to bring acoustic tour to Beaumont
Mississippi-rockers 3 Doors Down are headed back to Southeast Texas this summer.
Lamar Civic Orchestra performs classics from opera, film and ballet
The Lamar Civic Orchestra’s spring concert on Tuesday, April 15, presents an opportunity to hear a wide range of musical styles, from standard classics to lighter fare, such as comic opera themes, film scores and ballet music.
This Week in Local Music History (April 9 - April 15)
Take a look back at some of the great shows which have entertained music fans across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana over the years.
Entertainment for the week of April 9 - April 15, 2014
Festival season is in high gear and that means lots of great food, fun for the family, and, of course, plenty of music too.
'Leading Ladies' a winning act
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Bear Stage Players present its award winning UIL One Act Play, “Leading Ladies,” which claimed the District 20-4A Championship this past weekend, as a dinner theatre for the public on Tuesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 10.
This Week in Local Music History (April 2- April 8)
Take a look back at some of the great music events featuring national artists which have traveled through Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana over the years
Entertainment for the week of April 2 - April 8, 2014
April has arrived and festival season is in full swing.
- More Entertainment Headlines
- OCP concludes season with ‘Les Misérables’