St. Timothy’s to host annual carnival

The Church of St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. NE, in Blaine is hosting its annual community carnival Sept. 6-8.

The three-day Church of St. Timothy carnival Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8 features carnival rides, food, live music, games, a silent auction, visits from a Blaine Police Department K9 officer and Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View firefighters and much more. File photo by Bill Jones

The three-day Church of St. Timothy carnival Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8 features carnival rides, food, live music, games, a silent auction, visits from a Blaine Police Department K9 officer and Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View firefighters and much more. File photo by Bill Jones

Carnival rides and a silent auction will be open throughout the three-day event.

From 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 will be a chicken dinner with all the trimmings. The cost for adults is $9 and $5 for children ages five to 12. Kids younger than five years old eat for free.

The festivities begin next Friday evening from 5 to 10:30 p.m. with the Monarch Variety Band.

Saturday, Sept. 7 will be the busiest day with the carnival officially open from noon to 10:30 p.m. There will be a wristband special on carnival rides from 1-4 p.m.

The Mother Earth rock band will perform from 1-5 p.m. A Zumba session is 2:30-3:30 p.m.

A K9 police dog demonstration by the Blaine Police Department is at 3 p.m. A fire truck and safety house from the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department is from 1-4 p.m.

The best tasting chili contest is from 2-5 p.m.

The Inside Out Variety Band wraps up the day with a concert starting at 6 p.m.

The last day of the carnival Sunday, Sept. 8 is from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will once again be a wristband special on carnival rides from 1-4 p.m.

The fire department will be returning with a fire truck and its Sparky the dog mascot from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The St. Tim’s Concertina Stars will be performing from 1:30-4 p.m.

A raffle drawing and cash prizes give-away will happen 4:30 p.m.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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