Most residents of Prospect are familiar with the fried dough, rides, and music that annually marks the start of the summertime-the Carnival. After a two year hiatus, the Prospect Carnival is getting revamped from the ground up.
In order to attract new and old attendees alike, the Prospect Congregational Church updated their carnival to raise money for their youth group program.
“We wanted to try something different,” stated Amanda Refalo, a helper at the Prospect Congregational Church Youth Group. “We wanted a wider variety of food options that will draw a crowd.”
Some of the new options include a variety of food trucks that serve cupcakes, grilled cheese, chicken wings, fresh lemonade, bubble tea, kebabs, gyros, and more. Previous attendees can still expect to see the familiar stands selling hot dogs and hamburgers, fried dough, ice cream, popcorn, and other carnival foods.
Another new addition this year is a high-prize raffle, with over $1000 worth of items to give away. The first prize is a Weber gas grill and accessories, the second prize is a 42’’ Sharp smart television, and the third prize is an outdoor fire pit.
The carnival is also being run by a new company, Marenna Amusements, which will bring brand new rides and games. The new location is expected to provide more space for activities, parking, and general movement.
The Prospect Carnival will take place on Friday, June 15th from 6 – 10 PM, Saturday, June 16th from 12 – 10 PM, and Sunday, June 17th from 12 – 6 PM at the field across from the police station. Free parking is available at the Prospect Congregational Church, the Senior Center, and the former Community School.