by Lisa Tome
Eighteen months from now, part of the 600 block of East Pulaski Highway (Route 40) will be home to Ramsey Ford.
But for the next several days, that area is hosting a carnival.
It's a first-ever event and benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cecil County, explained Frankie Stubbs, Dealership Operations Manager for Ramsey Ford.
Carnival staffers were unloading and setting up rides, games, and food booths last Wednesday, prior to Thursday's start of the event. Stubbs said that Mark Hyman, owner of Ramsey Ford, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cecil County, and wanted to find a way to help the clubs raise money.
The carnival is being staffed by Sherwood Amusements of Joppa. But local volunteers, from both the Boys and Girls Clubs and Ramsey Ford, are needed to pitch in for ticket and discount bracelet sales. The carnival features rides for both children and adults. There is also a variety of food and games.
"We have an awesome midway. This is fun for the whole family and helps a good cause," said Stubbs.
The carnival continues through Saturday, June 7. Tuesday through Thursday hours are 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. On the weekdays, there are ride discounts available. Friday hours are 6:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. The Saturday, June 7 carnival hours at 1 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. There is also still time to volunteer to help the Boys and Girls Clubs. Volunteers are needed to help in the ticket booth. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help.