Community Carnival was a success

On Aug. 17, Faith Baptist, Grace Fellowship Church and The Salvation Army partnered together to offer the Dunkirk Community a free carnival. This carnival was in collaboration with The Chautauqua Center’s Community Family Fun Day.

The Community Carnival was made possible by the generous donations and sponsorships from our local community. The Salvation Army would like to thank Absolute Care, ADD Lumber, Applebee’s, Better Baked Foods, Burger King, the Conservation Club, Fieldbrook Foods, the Hispanic Community Council, Kosciuszko Polish Home Association, Mary’s Deli, McDonalds, Merritt Winery, Pizza Hut, Pizza Village, Richard Feinen Farms, Roberto Fred Farms, Sullivan’s Charbroil and Wendy’s for their donations and sponsorships. Without these generous sponsors, we would not have been able to provide such a wonderful event,” said Lieutenant Samantha Lockard.

“The Carnival was a fun day of food and games,” said Lieutenant Samantha Lockard. “Everyone seemed to have a great time and we hope to do this again next year,” she said.

Ashley Hale, Emergency Basic Needs Coordinator at The Salvation Army said, “This carnival showed how much the community cares about coming together to support families and family time.”

Pastor Sixto Rosario of Faith Baptist said, “Not only was this a needed event in the community, but it was enjoyable for the kids and I look forward to doing more events like this.”

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.