SALEM — Community Crossroads will host the 17th Annual Kid’s Carnival Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodbury Middle School on Route 97. The snow date is Feb. 15.
“Over the years, our carnival has grown to become not only a major fundraiser for Community Crossroads, but also one that families look forward to year after year,” said Tammy Dudal, Kid’s Carnival coordinator. “This event is a very important day for children of all abilities and their families in Southern New Hampshire.”
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.
There will be a coloring contest for children from preschool to Grade 5. Artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Children can color T-shirts throughout the day.
An iPad will be raffled. Tickets are $10 each, three for $25. Only 100 tickets will be sold. . Also up for raffle will be gift baskets and autographed sports memorabilia. Pizza, hot dogs and popcorn will be served throughout the day.
The free event also includes demonstrations by Mad Science at 11 a.m., followed by the Ronald McDonald magic show at noon. There will be performances by Ocasio’s True Martial Arts of Plaistow and the Studio of Performing Arts from Atkinson, and much more.
The Canaligator, the Lowell Spinners mascot, Kona the Penguin from Kona-Ice and Max the Manchester Monarchs Mascot will be on hand for photo opportunities. Ticketed events include carnival games with loads of prizes, cookie decorating, the famous Cake Walk, face painting, sand art and beading.
Back by popular demand will be a table full of candy for kids of all ages.
Community Crossroads is an Atkinson based nonprofit organization that serves 11 Southern New Hampshire towns. Community Crossroads provides services and support for children and adults who have developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders.