Cotton candy, games, and prizes are only a few of the perks of the 7th annual Tyrone Carnival to be held next Saturday, August 31.

Hosted by Community Worship Center, the carnival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at 1300 Bald Eagle Avenue, Tyrone. The event is open to the public and will offer free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, and drinks.

The day will include free music and three 30-minute BMX stunt bike shows throughout the afternoon.

“We will have tons of free entertainment, including an inflatable obstacle course, a rock climbing wall, a four-way extreme air jumper, two bounce houses, a giant slide, and much more,” said Julie Deal, one event organizer.

Kids can enjoy free face painting, balloon art, caricature drawings, and several games.

“The vision of the carnival is to create a day filled with family fun that is completely free, where people don’t have to worry about money or anything else,” said Keith Deal, lead pastor at Community Worship Center. “Our goal is to tell people and to show people through our actions how much Jesus loves them.”

As in years past, there will be free prizes awarded throughout the day for several randomly-drawn winners. Carnival-goers only need to be present at 5 p.m. to be eligible to win grand prizes. Grand prizes this year include a 50-inch television with sound bar, Nintendo Switch, Beats by Dre headphones, Chromebook, and many themed baskets including a Penn State basket with two tickets to a game at Beaver Stadium.

“Because of our sponsors, we are able to once again make the carnival completely free of charge to all who attend,” said Julie.

A special thank you is extended to Platinum sponsors including: Albemarle, G&R Excavating and Demolition, Lauder Tree Care, Lunchtime Software, Obie’s Buckwheat, Peniel Praise Community Church, Platinum Wealth Strategies, Quest Haven Lodge, Sam’s Club, Verilla Real Estate, and Walmart. Thank you also goes out to several Gold and Silver sponsors for the event.

Organizers are excited for Community Worship Center’s largest outreach of the year as a way to help bring hope and unity to the community. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up at http://bit.ly/2019TyroneCarnival.

Adeena Harbst can be reached at aharbst@thedailyherald.net.

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