Hughesville, Lycoming County (WBRE/WYOU) – If you’re looking for something to do this week Eyewitness News has a destination for you!
Starting Monday night the annual Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department’s Carnival kicked off.
“Three weekends ahead of the week of the carnival to get ready,” said Mark Winder, a Lieutenant with the department.
It’s here! Winder and other firefighters are putting the final touches on their annual carnival Monday. “This will be our stage for our entertainment,” Winder said as he was putting up a tent with his team.
The state is set and ready for business. More than 5,000 people are expected to pile into the department’s back lot over the next six days.
“The same faces that come out and help us or they come out and buy a hot sausage sandwich. If they come out and support us they know we can be there to support them,” said Winder.
Children’s rides and carnival food will raise more than $20,000 for dozens of volunteers.
It also helps the Hughesville Police Department’s k-9 unit. Baseballs will hopefully raise some money for officer ‘Bear’ and the dunk tank’s location makes it a popular stop.
“They hang out here with us, so the work relationship with the police department is pretty good,” said Allen McKinley a Volunteer Firefighter.
Monies raised helps maintain the facility, equipment, and the trucks. Making their annual fundraiser unique in Lycoming County.
“It’s really different we’re the only ones that run [a carnival] by a fire department in the County,” said Winder.
The carnival runs until Saturday Jun. 11.