Carroll carnival to continue after severe storm

July 11, 2002|By Ellie Baublitz | Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF

A day after a sudden storm roared through a carnival and sent four people to the hospital, members of the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department worked to ensure that the show would go on.

Fire company volunteers spent much of yesterday taking stock of the booths and stands that weathered the storm and setting up replacements for the tents that didn't. They were determined to open the gates for the third night of the carnival's six-night stand.

The severe thunderstorm, with high winds and heavy rain, shut down the carnival as the annual firemen's parade was getting under way Tuesday night.

Several hundred people had turned out for the parade, which stretched a mile from Winfield Elementary School on Salem Bottom Road to the firehouse on West Old Liberty Road, when the storm hit about 7:30 p.m.

Four people, including a teen-age Winfield junior firefighter, were taken to Carroll County General Hospital for serious bruises. They were treated and released, Warner said.

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