Most carnivals start out pretty slow the first night, and this year was not exception.
Herbert Ballentine, has been with the Evans United Show, Inc. for the past sixteen years, and said Thursday night, “I haven’t been too busy. I’ve gave a ride here and there, but tomorrow and Sunday are wristband days and it’ll pick up.”
A comment was made about how nice all the workers looked, not your average carnie. Herbert said, “The boss encourages us to stay well shaved, look neat and be polite to all the fine customers. There’s some carnivals that I wouldn’t even want to go up to certain carnies because of how they look.”
By Sunday afternoon the park was full. Full of children playing, riding and eating. At 1:00, there was a Family Feud game going on at the Bandshell. Always a lot of fun, seeing what answers people will come up with. After Family Feud comes Family Fun Time with sack races, egg toss, relay race, and pie eating contest.
With the wrist bands, the rides were going non-stop and the lines were long for the delicious Fair Food.
Many of the craft tents that blew down from the storm, were up and looking neat and people were enjoying the many talents that they had to offer.
Clay, from Klemme, worked the basketball game and was having a good time. He wanted everybody to know, “That Carnival people aren’t just after your money, but like to chat and say hi, so when they call you over to a game, just talk to them or say ‘Hi’ back.”
So, for the 4th of July Weekend celebration, Clear Lake and the Evans United Shows had another successful carnival. Happy Fourth of July.