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Windham – Despite rumors to the contrary, the village of Windham will have its annual carnival this summer, June 2 – 5, provided by McGinnis Amusements of Strongsville.

Rides, games and food booths will occupy the area behind the fire station at 9601 East Center Street. Retired assistant fire chief Kenny Shearer stepped up to organize the summer fun and keep the 40+ year tradition alive.

This year’s Windham Fireman’s Carnival came into question with the changing of the guard at the Windham Volunteer Fire Department. New chief Rich Gano wanted to hold the carnival, but was unable to find someone to organize it, Shearer said. “I had it 28 years and I didn’t want them to quit it,” Shearer explained. “So I took it over again.” Shearer is retired after 33 years at the department.

Prices for ride tickets will be $1.00 each  (two or three tickets required per ride). A half-day wristband for unlimited rides within that time frame will be $12.

Shearer said keeping the carnival in Windham is important for the kids of the community, many who can’t get to Cedar Point or the water park for their summer fun.  “This is something they get to do in the summer.”

Cotton candy, lemonade, popcorn, french fries, funnel cakes, steak and sausage sandwiches, 10 game booths and lots of fun rides for the kiddies and big kids await!