St. Mary’s “Nights Of Summer” Carnival

Lots of families turned out for the carnival. (Photo by Kimberly Bosco)

MANAHAWKIN – St. Mary’s Parish Center held its annual “Nights of Summer” carnival in the church parking lot off of McKinley Avenue from July 17-22. The popular event brings friends and families out for a fun evening of rides, games, food, and raffles each year.

This year the carnival offered discounted armbands; for $3 attendees could bring non-perishable food donations to the church.

Rides ranged from the big Ferris wheel that lit up the night sky, to bumper cars and the Frog Hopper. There were also carnival games where kids could win stuffed animals and special prizes, as well as a Super 50/50 and hourly 50/50 raffles for the parents. The carnival also boasted nightly entertainment.

The St. Mary’s Carnival is sponsored each year by dozens of local establishments to help make the “6 Nights of Family Fun” a success.

The Ferris wheel is always a popular attraction at any fair. (Photo by Kimberly Bosco)