St. Patrick's 40th Carnival Kicks Off In Bedford

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6-year-old Patrick Calabro, a Darien, Conn., resident, on a carousel at the carnival.
6-year-old Patrick Calabro, a Darien, Conn., resident, on a carousel at the carnival. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Three-year-old Caroline Labov, Pound Ridge, on a ride at St. Patrick's carnival in Bedford.
Three-year-old Caroline Labov, Pound Ridge, on a ride at St. Patrick's carnival in Bedford. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Eight-year-old Maya Bartlett, Pound Ridge, goes on a large slide at the St. Patrick's carnival in Bedford.
Eight-year-old Maya Bartlett, Pound Ridge, goes on a large slide at the St. Patrick's carnival in Bedford. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
St. Patrick's Parochial School's 40th annual carnival runs through Sunday.
St. Patrick's Parochial School's 40th annual carnival runs through Sunday. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The grounds of St. Patrick's Parochial School in Bedford were busy Tuesday evening as the 40th annual carnival began.

An array of rides are available, including two Ferris wheels, the Ali Baba, bumper cars, a carousel and a big slide. Excited kids were also easy to spot.

Jim Alloy, who chairs a committee that runs the carnival, mentioned the large number of people involved with it, including for food, a raffle and in dealing with volunteers.

This year's raffle, according to Alloy, will include three choices: a Ford Fusion, a Ford F-150 truck or $25,000. Tickets for the raffle are worth $100 each and can be purchased on the church's website, with a drawing on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Alloy also mentioned the concession role of Dick Stewart, who has also been involved with carnivals for the fire departments in Katonah and South Salem.

Proceeds from the carnival go to the parish, Alloy explained, with the school receiving a portion.

George Genovesi, whose involvement with the carnival goes back to the first that was held in 1975, was asked about what has changed.

“More people,” he said.

The carnival will continue every day until Sunday. The hours through Thursday are from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. And Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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