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Morristown carnival seeking sponsors

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com

The past few years that Scott Spahr has organized the Morristown Boys and Girls Club Carnival, the threat of rain loomed over his head in the days leading up to the event.

The rain did come last year, and while it’s too early for a prediction for this year’s May festivities, Spahr is feeling optimistic.

“I’m kind of thinking we deserve a good weekend,” he said.

This year’s festival, with an Armed Forces theme, takes place May 17-19 at Community Park in Morristown.

As in previous years, it will include concerts, carnival rides and games from Huesman Amusement Co., car and tractor shows and motorcycle and tractor rides.

The carnival will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. May 17; from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 18; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19.

Last year’s carnival drew in 2,100 visitors over the weekend and Spahr would like to again reach 2,000.

The cost is $5 for adults 12 and up on both Friday and Saturday and children under 11 have free admission with a paid adult. Those fees include being able to see the concerts but does not include tickets for the rides.

The cost is $1 for everyone on Sunday.

Spahr said preparations are going well. “The big part of it, we’re still struggling to get sponsors,” he said, adding it’s still early.

The cost for vendors is $35 for all three days. To participate, call Spahr at 317-512-5033 or email him at mtbgc@hotmail.com.

Four music acts are scheduled to perform and Spahr said he will probably look to add a fifth.

Strange Brew, which performed at last year’s carnival, will perform Friday evening. Crambone and Giamerica are scheduled to perform Saturday.

On Sunday afternoon, Craig Moore will perform. Spahr said another act could be added that day.