Families in and around west Oakland County can look forward to a new summer carnival coming to White Lake Township between June 14 and 17.
The White Lake Family Carnival event is being sponsored by Huron Valley Lakeland High School, Lakeland Leadership, Lakeland Athletics, and Huron Valley Recreation and Education, and will be held in the Lakeland High School student parking lot.
“I had an idea a few years back and thought we had to do some type of fund-raiser in the summer,” said Lakeland Student Activities Director Scott Rolando. “I finally went to a conference in Kalamazoo and it all came together and then Wade Shows, Inc. said they would do it.”
Wade Shows is one of the nation’s top carnival operators.
The carnival will feature various rides and midway game activities. Food vendors will be selling staple carnival fare like funnel cakes, cotton candy, caramel apples, pop, hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts.
“We are starting off this year strictly with a carnival and, if it’s well received in the community, we plan to expand it (into) a communitywide festival complete with concerts, vendors, etc.,” Rolando said.
The carnival kicks off June 14 and will run from 4 to 11 p.m. that day. It will be open from 4 to 11 p.m. on June 15, from noon to 11 p.m. on June 16, and from 2 to 8 p.m. on June 17.
Pre-sale day arm bands, which include unlimited rides, are available online at www.huronvalleyrec.com and www.lakelandhs.com for $15. The day arm bands will cost $20 at the site. Pre-sale arm bands will be available for purchase through June 13.
Coupons for a $3 discount on the $20 arm bands can be accessed at any school or the Duck Lake Center at any point before the carnival, for June 14 or June 17 attendance only.
Twenty percent of the total sales will benefit the Huron Valley School District and will be divided among different school groups.
The $5 per car parking fee will be earmarked for athletics.