Upper Gwynedd Township hosts annual carnival
ords were coming out of Zara Clark-Schecter’s mouth a mile a minute and her pitch that exuded excitement was undeniable. The 5-year-old from North Wales was beyond excited to be at the Upper Gwynedd Carnival Saturday afternoon. “That ride was so much fun, it was so fast and I was so scared,” said Zara, while hugging her mom.
Zara and her two friends, twins Jessie and Alex Staas, 6, of Harleysville, were spending a girls’ day together with their moms.
From Sept. 20 to 23, Upper Gwynedd Township’s complex was a children’s oasis as the township’s annual carnival was back in town. More than 20 rides were spread out over several acres of land.
For Bobby Natali, 7, of Lansdale, the carnival was all about rides that go fast and high.
“[On the giant pirate ship] it was so cool to feel myself come out of the seat. I really like feeling that on the rides,” he said.
Natali’s friend, Aiden Steinbach, 7, of Lansdale, could not quite put into words how the carnival made him feel.
“I just get this feeling, I can’t describe it … it just … it just makes me feel good,” Aiden said.
After hitting the rides, there were plenty of options for food, including Big Poppa’s Backyard BBQ, and several choices by Chip Panico, who owns AAA Catering.
Of course, there were kid favorites such as cotton candy, candy apples, french fries, snow cones and funnel cake.
“Coming here is nice because it gets the kids out of the house and keeps them occupied,” said Donnette Staas, mother of the Staas twins. “Plus, it tires them out which is always a good thing.”
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