Lions’ 69th Carnival promises fun for all

Lions’ 69th Carnival promises fun for all

By Rick Wade
What’s become a can’t-miss tradition around Macoupin County, the 2013 Carlinville Lions Annual Carnival will fill the downtown streets with fun, laughter and food Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7, around the downtown Square.

Organizers of the 69th Annual Lions Carnival are hoping for clear skies opening night, after an onslaught of rain last year forced organizers to cancel Friday evening’s activities and extend the carnival to Sunday.

“Luckily, Sunday turned out to be a nice day,” said Carnival chairman Gary Pellizzaro. “I’m hoping for some pretty good weather this year.”

The Carlinville Lions’ 69th Annual Carnival will take place from 6-10 p.m., both Friday and Saturday, with the crowning of the Queen at 10 p.m. Saturday.

“We want people to come out and have a good time. Simple as that,” said Pellizzaro. “Let the kids enjoy themselves … that’s why we have this carnival.”

Besides a good time, this popular family event features something for everybody.

The weekend kicks off Friday with the traditional parade at 6 p.m. The parade steps off from the Macoupin County Courthouse, travels west on East First South Street, then north to West Main Street, heading east and finishing up at the downtown Square.

From there, kids will be able to take part in a variety of games and rides while adults can try bingo or a cakewalk and enjoy a meal.

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