2012-06-07 / Front Page

First-ever carnival Saturday

Pamida safety event will help community programs

MANISTIQUE – Residents are invit- ed to attend the first-ever Pamida Safety Carnival, taking place Saturday. According to organizers, the event will feature a number of activities for the whole family.

Karen McDougle, manager at Pamida, said the event will benefit numerous community safety programs presented by the Manistique Public Safety, Volunteer Fire, and EMS departments.

“We hope to make this an annual event,” she said. “There are lots of prizes donated by local businesses for kids, like bike helmets, beach towels, and things like that.”

The event will boast a small bike rodeo, helmet checks, car seat safety check, a dunk tank featuring local “celebrities”, emergency vehicle displays, a fire safety smokehouse, and carnival-style food and beverages. Children will also have the opportunity to get their picture taken with “Fire Pup.”

The safety carnival will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9, in the Pamida parking lot. Parking for the event will be available in the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center Manistique Rural Outreach Clinic parking lot. For more information, contact Pamida at 341-7800.

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