Carnival remains small-town tradition at Kendall

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 July 2017 at 8:56 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KENDALL – The carnival returned to Kendall on Thursday for its annual three-day run. This photo shows a carnival worker giving a girl some tips on shooting the targets at one of the games.

The annual event is organized by the Kendall Fire Department and continues until Saturday night.

The Kendall Firemen’s Carnival is the last one in Orleans County. Firefighters say it takes a big group of volunteers, plus community support, to keep the event going.

Dawn DiRienzo of DiRienzo’s Concessions is back at the carnival for the fourth time. She lives in Freedom.

Kayla Cole, 9, of Kendall and her grandmother, Judy Snyder of Kendall, play I Got It, a popular spot on Thursday night.

Players gather under the big tent for the I Got It game.

Tom Drennan and the Kendall firefighters serve clams, one of the hot items at the carnival.

Bonnie Gekoski, a Kendall firefighter since 1995, prepares beef on wick.

Kurt Forest auctions off one of the many items as part of the sale that generates funds for the Fire Department.

Louie Conte, Sammy Conte and Luca D’Agostino, all of Kendall, get ready to go down the giant slide.

Michael Nauden, 23, of Kendall takes a basketball shot at one of the carnival games.

“I’ve seen a lot of my classmates,” said Nauden, a Kendall grad. “The carnival brings the community together.”

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