By Brenna Eller
The a hundred and tenth McPherson County All Faculties Day is simply a month away and Chair of the All Faculties Day Committee, Denise O’Connor- Munsey has put a number of work into bringing again the carnival.
For a number of years, Mike Rausch was the All Faculties Day Chairman. The carnival and concessions have been two of his specialties in response to O’Connor-Munsey.
“He had a very good relationship with Toby, who owned Toby’s Carnival,” O’Connor-Munsey mentioned.
After Toby Nemmers handed away, his daughter Sabrina and her son Daniel Yarnell took over the carnival.
When the pandemic hit, O’Connor-Munsey mentioned it was a killer for a lot of small carnival distributors and Toby’s was one affected. O’Connor-Munsey has been concerned with All Faculties Day for 3 years and began within the thick of COVID-19.
“In 2022, once we first talked about attempting to deliver the carnival again, there have been so many out of enterprise,” O’Connor- Munsey mentioned.
Based on O’Connor-Munsey, carnival distributors would solely agree if there could be a big gross income from it and All Faculties Day wasn’t a sufficiently big income for a lot of distributors to decide to.
“We have been between a rock and a tough place,” O’Connor-Munsey mentioned.
That’s when Chris and Becki Williamson from Weee Leisure, out of Dodge Metropolis, Kans., confirmed curiosity.
“I about did again flips once they mentioned sure,” O’Connor-Munsey mentioned. “I mentioned to them, ‘I do know that is actually unusual, however can I hug you?’” O’Connor-Munsey gave the Williamsons a tour of Wickersham Park. She additionally mentioned they are going to be making camp on the 4-H grounds through the week of All Faculties Day.
The carnival can be open from Wednesday by Saturday. Prior to now, it was an entire week, however with the extent of gross earnings, they gained’t be capable of do a full week.
Day-after-day there can be wrist bands out there to buy for $25 and it will get you entry to limitless rides. That is essentially the most economical possibility in response to O’Connor-Munsey.
“Tickets can be round $1.25 every, so a wrist band is the best way to go,” O’Connor-Munsey mentioned.
There can be completely different rides this 12 months and they are going to be primarily based on the house the distributors have.
Regulation enforcement can be on website for the carnival, so individuals will really feel protected.
“We’re very excited to deliver this again,” O’Connor-Munsey mentioned. “The Madathon is again once more too.”
O’Connor-Munsey mentioned they’re all praying for good climate for the week of All Faculties Day