Some West Orange-Stark students were treated to a less crowded time at the Orange Lions Club Charity Carnival Thursday morning.

Students from West Orange-Stark Middle School and the North Early Learning Center had the opportunity to try out some of the carnival rides, lunch on hot dogs and play a few games while the park was closed to the public.

Some retired members of the Orange Lions Club were on hand to man the rides. Pam Scales Crew said the day went well enough that they will probably do it again next year, inviting more schools.

“Seeing the smiles, that’s why we do it,” said Orange Lions President Stump Weatherford.

North Early Learning Center student Alton Lewis plays engineer.

The carnival continues through Saturday, opening at 6 p.m. each evening. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for teens and free for children 12 and under.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.