Broomall Fire Company brings annual spring carnival to the area

May 11, 2012 by  

The last weekend of April and first weekend in May brought smiles to the faces of Broomall residents young and old, as the annual spring carnival set up camp in front of the fire department.

Every spring, the Broomall Fire Company holds a carnival, open to all who wish to attend. This year’s carnival featured plenty of thrill rides for adventure seekers as well as fun games and plenty of tasty food. The Fire Company had a presence at the carnival, as firefighters volunteered for the dunk tank. Curious visitors had the opportunity to explore around a fire safety trailer parked at the carnival site.

Local printing companies must have been busy in preparation for the annual carnival. Signs and posters had been hung in the windows of area businesses or planted on the grass so that passers-by could clearly see them.

Attending the carnival not only gave people a chance to enjoy a night out with friends and family, it also meant they supported a great cause. The Broomall Fire Company is a 100 percent volunteer organization. Proceeds from the carnival supported the company.

The Broomall Fire Company started in 1923. Since that time, it has provided fire prevention and fire safety information to residents of the township.

Admission to the carnival was free. Tickets for the rides were available for $1.50 each, and people also had the option of purchasing books of 25 or 56 tickets for a reduced price. On the final day of the carnival, people could purchase a wristband for full access for only $25.