St. Tim’s cooks up carnival fun with weekend event

With sultry late-summer sunbeams baking the ground and burning the crowd, the Church of St. Timothy threw its annual carnival Sept. 6-8.

Hundreds came out and enjoyed carnival rides, clowns and concessions while live bands entertained the crowd from the tented stage, police and fire personnel gave safety tips and demonstrations and folks bid on silent auction items.

The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department rolled in with its fire truck and safety house Saturday afternoon and brought Sparky along with them on Sunday.

Blaine Police Officer Reggie Larson and canine Rex demonstrated to the crowd how police dogs help to “protect and serve” the community.

A best tasting chili contest was staged and chicken dinner with all the trimmings was served.

And, to work off some of the carnival confections, Mary Jasicki (former owner of QC Dance) offered a quick lesson in Zumba dance to those willing to “sweat it out” Saturday afternoon.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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