Galloway Carnival family fun begins July 31

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fireworks GALLOWAY – Families can get on out to the municipal complex on Jimmie Leeds Road for the 9th annual carnival which promises fun and excitement for all beginning Thursday night, July 31 and ending with a fireworks display Saturday, Aug. 2.

“It’s great. It has built up over the years,” Community Services Director Beth Stasuk said. “It is so much fun for the kids, just a great community event. Everyone comes out. It is just terrific.”

The carnival will run 6-10 p.m. each night. Immediately following the final night will be fireworks for the first time in 20 years, Stasuk said.

The carnival will benefit Galloway Township Community Cares, Galloway Township Community Services and the Galloway Township Explorers. 

Stasuk said there will be plenty of rides supplied by Lynam’s Carnival of Williamstown.

Tickets Thursday night, which is family bracelet night, are $20 for unlimited rides. Stasuk said the bracelet doesn’t include pony rides which are $5 or the dunk tank or games. On Friday and Saturday night tickets are $30 for unlimited rides.

Galloway Police Explorers Post 276 will staff the dunk tank and some of the games. They will also be responsible for parking. While parking is free the Explorers will be accepting donations for parking to raise money for training, Stasuk said.

The carnival will be on the 6th Avenue side of the Municipal Complex. To see the fireworks there will be a staging area on the 8th Avenue side of the complex. The township will run a shuttle bus until 11:30 p.m.

“We encourage everyone to park at the 6th Avenue site. We are going to shuttle them back and forth by bus,” Stasuk said.

There will be no parking from 6th Avenue to Ridgewood Avenue at night for safety reasons, she said.

She also said people are not permitted to bring pets to the carnival or fireworks for safety reasons.

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