Support your community by visiting Lions Club Carnival

The DropZone is one of the favourite returning rides this year.

The Port Colborne Lions Club is holding their biggest fundraiser for the year, money raised goes directly into supporting the community.

This weekend, the 88th Annual Port Colborne Lions Club Carnival is underway through Sunday at the Lions Field Park.

“This is our most important community fundraiser,” Port Colborne Lions Club Carnival Chair Jerry Ursacki said. “It allows us to do all sorts of things for the community.”

Examples of some of the work the Lions Club does include presenting money for a gazebo to be built at the Port Colborne Library for outside programming as well as money provided to the library for their kids holiday programming, they have donated money through Lions Club Canada to purchase a service dog for a person with autism.

“We help out all the disability camps, most of them for children, and we provide scholarships through the two local high schools as well,” Ursacki said.

The popular rides from World’s Finest Shows are back.

“The big one here is the DropZone,” he said. “We have a good mix of rides here for the teenagers and for the younger kids as well.”

Don’t forget the food.

Production of the famous Port Colborne Lions Club Donuts is underway.

“We still have our world famous Port Colborne Lions Club Donuts,” Ursacki said.  “We have line ups of people and are selling more than 500 dozen a day.”

“We also have the wicked and wonderful waffles,” he said. “They usually have a little competition between them (donuts vs. waffles) to see who sells the most.”

“Tonight (Friday) we have our famous fish fry and on the other nights is beef-on-a-bun as well as sausage hot dogs and all the carnival fare,” he said.

Another important part of the carnival is ‘raffle row’. This year, the Lions Club is raffling off a Jeep 4 X 4, to be drawn during Canal Days. Other raffles on the row include the 50/50, BBQ Raffle, Murdochs Tire raffle, stuffed animal raffle, and four piece furniture raffle. There is also a Crown and Anchor game.

The carnival runs through Sunday, the hours are noon to 11 p.m. Saturday July 7 and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday July 8.

“It is the 88th annual carnival,” Ursacki said. “We want to thank Port Colborne and the surrounding area for all the years of support. We do really good work in the community but we wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of the community.”

 

 


 

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