Fall is in the air.  That means it’s carnival time again.  The Orange Lions Charity Carnival opens tonight at 6:30 p.m. for an eight-day run, Oct. 5-8, 12-15.  Admission is free for children 0-12 years and $1 for ages 13-18. Adults are admitted for $2.  Saturday, Oct. 8 is kiddie day and admission is free from 4-6 p.m.

On opening day, Oct. 5, everyone is asked to bring a canned good to be donated to Orange Christian Services and the Salvation Army.  These local charities have been having a tough time keeping their pantries full. This is an opportunity for the community to give back to these organizations. Each person that brings one to 12 canned good will receive one free ride ticket.

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

Other clubs participating in the carnival are the Little Cypress Lions, the LCM High School Leos, Orange Noon Lions, Bridge City Lions, Pinehurst Lions, and the Vidor Lions.

Proceeds from the carnival are used for eye exams and 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.

Carnival chairperson, Tony Dallas invites everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities and help support people in need.