Saturday, May 30, 2015

Carnival

Our tiny, tiny town of Remington has a surprising (to me) number of active groups.  I've joined two of them -- the Community, Family Education (homemakers) group and the Bealton/Remington Ruritan Club.  Both groups are very small, but they support many fundraising activities, put on a few of their own and distribute the money they raise to local charities and as scholarships to local students.

The Remington Volunteer Fire Department has been taking care of the community for many, many years and for at least the last 50 years has been running a parade and carnival for the area children.  For many of those years, the Ruritan Club has been staffing the Dime Toss booth at the carnival.  That's where I was from 6:30 to 9:30 on Thursday evening.   The booth started out as a penny toss, rose to a nickel and a few years ago rose again to a dime.  I wonder if the per-toss cost will go up to a quarter while I'm still alive and able to work the booth!

Erika, Finley, Frank, Sharlene and Abi came to the carnival on Thursday night (Christian had to work late) and tried their luck at the dime toss.  Sharlene scored two wine glasses and Erika a commemorative beer glass.  You don't want to know how much they spent to "win" those treasures! It was for a good cause!
Bealton/Remington Ruritan Dime Toss booth
Bubbles! Photo by Erika
On Friday night, Erika, Christian, Finley and I went back to the carnival (it is all of a three minute drive from their house!) and feasted on corn dogs, BBQ pork sandwiches, funnel cakes and root beer floats (my most favorite drink in the entire world.)  E&C took the longest ever Ferris Wheel ride and we listened to a local country group performing mostly covers.
I hope the spelling was a mistake that everyone has enjoyed too much to correct...
Another interesting spelling...
The lobster I won for Finley at the balloon dart game. 
E&C on the Ferris Wheel.  The operator either liked them or lost track of who got on when -- they were on the ride for at least ten minutes!  


I will never, ever get used to the beautiful, varied skies here. 



It was good, small town, inexpensive fun!

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