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Rowayton Carnival Comes to Town Friday, Saturday

Students and community celebrate 27 year tradition

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Norwalk, CT | Added on May 08, 2014 At 04:00 PM

In a day the Rowayton Elementary School field will be aglow with carnival rides.  

Volunteers and the Rowayton Elementary school PTA have hosted the carnival for 27 years to raise money for new school programs and technology.  

"It is a tradition in this town," said Jodi Sattler co-PTA president for Rowayton Elementary School. "And if you ever took the carnival away, people would be very upset." 

"It's probably one of the most fun things the school does the whole year," said one student. "Well it is, I just wish it would be a little bit longer." 

"It's fun because all of your friends are there," said another student. "And if you go to any other carnival, your friends aren't there and it's also good because it raised money for the school in a fun way." 

The event will offer games for all age groups and nearly 20 rides, including crowd favorites from the traditional ferris wheel to the SCAT, Hurricane, Salt n Pepper Shaker, swings and the super slide. The carnival will take place on May 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. and May 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"The one thing that's new this year is the fried dough tent," said Sattler. "Where you can order fried dough with sugar and cinnamon or like a pizza."

The school plans to raise $15,000 from the carnival and unlimited ride bracelets are also available upon purchase.

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