Herricks hosts spring carnival

James Galloway

Hundreds turned out to enjoy the rides, games and weather at the Herricks Carnival last week, the Herricks Community Funds largest fundraiser each year.

“It was a successful event,” said Pual Ehrbar, co-president of the community fund and mayor of Williston Park. “It was packed from opening bell to basically Sunday afternoon when it started to rain.”

The carnival took place from May 28 to 31 at the Herricks Community Center and featured games, food and rides, including bumper cars, slides and a Ferris wheel.

Ehrbar said it is too soon to know how much the carnival raised, but said in past years the carnival raised in excess of $30,000 for the Community Fund.

“Everybody seemed to enjoy [the carnival],” he said. “Each year we seem to get a bigger crowd.”

The Herricks Community Fund provides for programs like the Herricks Youth Council, an Alzheimer’s adult day program and the Herricks Community Players.

“We do a lot in the Herricks community, and that’s why this carnival is critical to us and our fundraising efforts,” Ehrbar said.

Ehbar also thanked the Garden City Park fire rescue squad for volunteering to provide ambulance service throughout the carnival

“We thank them for their contribution,” he said. “We also thank those that came down to enjoy the carnival and the Herricks School District for allowing us to have this event.”

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