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April 26, 2010

Our View: Carnival offers fun for a good cause

MT. VERNON — The carnival will be coming to town this week. When we were young, those words brought gladness to the heart and images of cotton candy, corn dogs and the Tilt-a-Whirl. Everyone planned on seeing what new and exciting rides were available and burned up the phone lines setting up times and days to meet with friends.

The carnival this week will have another generation of youth doing much the same thing; but this carnival visit is about more than just having fun — it’s about helping others.

Each year the carnival makes a visit in the King City to raise funds for the United Way, which provides monies for 24 agencies that serve Jefferson, Marion, Wayne and Washington counties. The carnival is the first big fundraiser of the year for the Untied Way, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the local agency.

So, as you are revisiting your youth while enjoying that corn dog and contemplating a ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl with your children, remember you can feel good that you are also helping the community and making a memory for your family as well.

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