A Rare Traditional Summer Event

A Rare Traditional Summer Event
A Rare Traditional Summer Event
A Rare Traditional Summer Event
A Rare Traditional Summer Event
A Rare Traditional Summer Event

In a summer filled with canceled events, the South River Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival went ahead as scheduled last week, and even included rides. The department originally had been informed that the ride company would not be able to operate at the carnival and had scaled back the event to just two nights, but the company was allowed to resume operations in time for the event, which then returned to its annual three-night run. Workers wore masks and could be seen cleaning the rides, while signs promoted social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations were set up for the public, and condiments were handed out at the food concession stand instead of being placed for communal use. Storms hindered attendance the first two nights of the carnival, but a large crowd turned out Saturday. (Mary Woodson photos)