KVFD Carnival opens tonight

Ray Lewis of the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department fine tunes the new emergency vehicle children's ride. Photo by Madison White Franks

by Madison White Franks

KILMARNOCK—It’s time to ride Big Eli, eat some funnel cake and play some carnival games. The 82nd annual Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Firemen’s Festival will open tonight, July 27.

The carnival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly through August 5, except Sunday, at the KVFD Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock.

The carnival will feature a new emergency vehicle children’s ride with little fire trucks and police cars representing community emergency vehicles. The ride is sponsored by the Bank of Lancaster/Virginia Commonwealth Bank.

Tom Jones of KVFD spent many long hours organizing this project with the Bank of Lancaster and every party involved, said carnival president Johnny Smith.

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