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.

Zach Ziolkowski completes a perfect pass at the Church of St. Timothy Carnival. Photos by Sue Austreng The Tornado whips riders round and round. Jaried Murphy and Malania Rolack dance to the beat of the Mother Earth Band, performing classic rock during the Church of St. Timothy Carnival Sept. 7. Gerhard Bannenberg grills burgers and brats for the hungry Church of St. Timothy Carnival crowd. Kailey Ziolkowski and Alexandra Smith-Roy show off beads and balloon animals collected and won during the Church of St. Timothy Carnival Sept. 7. Caleb Kjensmo and twin brothers William and Raymond Mathis take a wild ride on the Dragon Train during Church of St. Timothy Carnival Sept. 7. Mary Jasicki, former owner of QC Dance studio (pictured at right wearing a red tank top), leads the crowd in Zumba dance exercise on a sultry Saturday afternoon during the Church of St. Timothy Carnival.  Blaine Police Officer Reggie Larson and canine Rex show the St. Tim’s Carnival crowd what it looks like when the K-9 officer nabs a suspect. Rex, a two-year old Belgian Malinois, works “to protect and serve” with the Blaine Police Department and he and Larson gave a demonstration during the Sept. 7 Church of St. Timothy Carnival.
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Blaine Police Officer Reggie Larson and canine Rex show the St. Tim’s Carnival crowd what it looks like when the K-9 officer nabs a suspect. Rex, a two-year old Belgian Malinois, works “to protect and serve” with the Blaine Police Department and he and Larson gave a demonstration during the Sept. 7 Church of St. Timothy Carnival.

Sue Austreng is at [email protected]