Fun is in the air for all who attend the annual Orange Lions Charity Carnival. The carnival opens tonight at 6:30 p.m. for an eight day run of  Oct. 3 through Oct. 6 and once again Oct. 10 through the 13.

The carnival offers entertainment for everyone, such as the carousel, super slide, kiddie train, kiddie cars, and the kiddie Ferris wheel for small children and for teens and adults, the Ferris wheel, scrambler, round-up, and tilt-a-whirl. There are also games, food booths, and crafts for the enjoyment of everyone.

Each year thousands of people come through the gates. This year Lion’s Club members are hoping it will be another success since the weather is expected to be favorable for a great time.

Proceeds from the carnival are used for eye exams and eye glasses, the Texas Lions Eye Bank (cornea transplants and research), Texas Lions Camp for Handicapped and Diabetic Children, and the Texas Lions Foundation for Disaster Relief.

A ribbon cutting to kick off the events is scheduled by the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. Lion’s Club members invite everyone to come join the fun all for a good cause.

Pictured: State Amusement Ride Inspector, Glynn Barclay, with Lions Lee Roy Boehme, John Martin and Robert Sepulvado (Carnival Chairman) inspects the Ferris Wheel for the 72nd Orange Lions Club Charity Carnival. The carnival opens Wednesday, Oct. 3-6 and Wednesday, Oct. 10-13.  Saturday, Oct. 6 is Kiddie Day from 4-6 p.m.