The carnival is coming back to town next week, thanks to the Morristown Lion’s Club and Forever Young Amusements.
From May 16 through May 21, Forever Young Amusement will be setting up the carnival at the former Food City parking lot on Buffalo Trail, 1570 Buffalo Trail.
Forever Young Amusements has been in the carnival business for more than 30 years and have served over 1,000 events.
There is free admission and parking for the carnival and for $20, people can buy armbands for unlimited rides.
“We are going to have the Ferris wheel, gravitron, swinging boats, merry go round and the tilt-a-whirl,” John Young, owner of Forever Young Amusement, said. “For games, we will have the duck pond, go-fish, balloons, basketball and all of the traditional games. There will be fair food. We will have cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs, popcorn, candy apple and snow cones. People are going to see a lot of kids smiling.”
The money that is raised will benefit the Morristown Lions Club. The Lions Club’s main mission is to provide eye care to those in need. If a person applies through the club and is accepted, they can go for an eye exam and get a pair of glasses for free.
The Lions Club also donates to the Senior Citizen Center and provides two scholarships for Walters State Community College. The scholarship fund is almost $15,000 and part of the funds that are raised through the carnival are used for the scholarship.
The hours of operation from Monday through Friday is 5 to 10 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the carnival will be open from 1 to 10 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting foreveryoungamusements.com or on site. Credit and debit card will be accepted and there is an ATM on site. Single tickets are $1.25 each and each ride requires two, three or four tickets per person. A sheet of 20 tickets is $25 and it comes with a free ride.
“Please come out and support us.” Gene Honeycutt, member of the Lions Club, said. “We are doing this in conjunction with the Strawberry Festival, which is running all through next week.”