The Orange Volunteer Firemens’ Carnival begins today. It is one of the oldest carnivals in the country, and one of the biggest of its kind in the area. This morning, crews were putting the finishing touches on the rides.
There is a lot to put together. Over more than 90 years, the Carnival has grown and grown.
“It started as a small event on the town green many years ago, and it’s grown into one of the largest carnivals in the state,” said Chief Vaughn Dumas of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.
Don Foyer has been the carnival chairman for the past 13 years.
“Takes a lot to pull it off with everywhere from parking the cars to cooking the food to doing the raffle all the way through,” Foyer said.
They want it to keep growing because the carnival covers a third of the department’s yearly budget.