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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
April 2, 2006
Albany -- Great weather all week has brought thousands of people to the Spring Carnival at the Albany Civic Center. Those who came out got to enjoy several rides, great food, and some even took aim and played games. But before everything is set in motion, the fun at the carnival starts with safety.
One hour before crowds start pouring in, carnival fun starts with safety inspections, especially for rides.
"We take every precaution that we can to make sure we have a safe environment for our customers," said carnival manager James Graybeal.
After inspections carnival goers arrive, and the rides are given a go.
"I love the tornado ride and the brown ride over there," said Mandi McDonald.
"We rode over there on the sizzler and we had a good time. My two little cousins rode with me and I thought my hair was going to blow off, but it stayed on," said Jackie Smith.
If the rides aren't for you, some people came for the sweet stuff like cotton candy.
"I like it and my step son, he like it. I guess it's good to him," said Wanda Gordon.
And there's a lot to choose from.
"Candy apple, and some drink, and nacho cheese."
For others, carnival games have caught their attention.
"I throw the fishing pole in the water and when I first try, I got a fish."
But if everything the carnival has to offer has your head spinning around, one group of girls has a unified answer about their favorite part.
"The rides," Brittany Walker and her friends said in unison.
"It's been a beautiful day so far so we're having a lot of fun," said Earlene Lewis.
With great weather and helping hands watching for the safety of others, the carnival is sure to be a good time.
The spring carnival will be back next year for those who missed out on the fun this year.