TURBOTVILLE—The Turbotville Area Community Carnival kicked off Monday night.
The carnival in Turbotville has been a tradition since the 1930’s.
“We come over probably every night, especially for Randy’s hot sausage,” laughed John Wolfe, a Turbotville Area Lions Club member.
“It’s fantastic, I hope it does real good, I really do. And I think it will because the community really is behind it,” said Carl Heiss of Turbotville.
The Warrior Run Area Fire Department ran the carnival for years, but last year, fire officials said they were ending things.
They said it took too much manpower to run the carnival.
Folks in Turbotville were not willing to lose their community carnival.
A group of volunteers got together, collected donations, arranged for entertainment, concessions and rides.
“We had a good crew, everybody pitched in and here we go!” laughed Christina Mensch, head of the carnival committee.
Organizers said they do not just want to keep this community tradition going.
They want it to grow.
They said for the first time in Turbotville history there will be fireworks this year at the carnival on Wednesday night.
“We’re bringing back some things and putting new things into perspective to try to make this bigger and better than before,” said Cathie Harrison of Harrison’s Concessions, which serves the carnival’s famous hot sausage.
The Turbotville Area Community Carnival runs through Saturday.