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Waynesboro fire department's carnival returns

For 2010, event will be held at Quincy (Pa.) Ox Roast Grounds

July 21, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department's annual carnival returns this year after being canceled in 2009 for lack of a location and rides.

For 2010, the fire department will host its carnival on the Quincy (Pa.) Ox Roast Grounds on Pa. 997. Carnival Committee Chairman Steve Biesecker said the new location provides the water, electricity and parking needed.

The fire department started looking for alternate locations for the carnival when Rotary Parking Lot was rehabilitated. The carnival was held on the Rotary lot for decades.

"We looked in town, and nothing was feasible here," Biesecker said.

He said Quincy Ox Roast Association officials have been very accommodating as the fire department plans for its carnival, which is scheduled to start Monday and run through July 31. The kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. each day.

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In addition to a new location, the carnival will have a new ride operator, Florida-based Reithoffer Shows Inc. Biesecker said 20 to 40 volunteers, many of whom will be stationed in the kitchen, will be working at the carnival each night.

The Boro Boogie Pickers will perform Tuesday evening. Other entertainment is scheduled throughout the week.

For $15, ride-all-night passes can be purchased on Tuesday and Thursday, which are being billed as family nights.

Donations of cakes in disposable pans can be contributed for the cake stand. Drop off cakes at the South Potomac Street Fire Hall or the carnival. Call 717-762-2616 with questions.

The carnival and letter drive are the department's two biggest fundraisers, Biesecker said.

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