by Dale Jones
TRUSSVILLE — With the spring-like temperatures we have enjoyed this week, and the closing days of February just in sight, minds are beginning to wander to spring break.
Once again, Trussville residents and visitor from all around will have the opportunity to enjoy the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) spring carnival at Magnolia Park.
Located just off Chalkville Road next to First Baptist Church Trussville, the park will be transformed into a world of rides, activities and fun festival foods for young and old.
Councilman Brian Plant announced the carnival dates at last week’s city council meeting.
“This year the carnival will run from Thursday, March 24 through Saturday, March 26. It will not be open on Easter Sunday, but will resume on Monday, March 28 and continue through the following Sunday, April 3.”
Plant said the schedule is a little confusing because of it coinciding with Easter weekend, but he still expects a good crowd.
“The spring carnival is an annual event that is very popular and always well attended,” said Plant.
Wristbands will be available to purchase for unlimited rides, and coupons are available for $1 off the price of the wristband at the Trussville Chamber, on the chamber’s website, and also in the Trussville school’s “In The Loop” publication. Individual tickets may also be purchased for $1 each. Some rides, however, will require more than one ticket.
On Wednesday, March 30, there will be a youth group discount promotion where groups of 10 or more can purchase wristbands for $10 each.
Tentative hours for the 2016 carnival are Monday through Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 1 to 5 p.m. Separate wristbands must be purchased for each shift on Saturday. Dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions.
For additional information, please visit www.trussvillechamber.com, call the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce at 655-7535.