Friday, July 19, 2019

Carnival time

There are many things about Maryland political structures that annoy me, but the prevalence of local volunteer fire departments is one that I find charming.  It's summertime, which means it's time for the local VFD carnival.  They do this as a fund raiser each year, and it's a ton of fun.  We went last night.

It's a fund raiser, so everything costs more.  But it's for guys who will run into burning buildings to rescue us, so what's not to like?  I even won another stuffed thing (it was shooting corks from a Daisy air rifle at solo cups, not the full automatic assault BB gun like last time).  But some friends have a brand new grandson who will be needing that rainbow polka dot stuffed elephant.  Win!

After fried chicken, snow cones, and ice cream there was a band playing 80s music (Guys In Thin Ties, recommended) and then fireworks.  I didn't bring my camera, but it looked exactly like the pictures in the link.

It was a ton of fun, and how many times can you combine Date Night with libertarian local government structures?


A Reader said...

Let's hear it for fair food! Were there funnel cakes and other fried junk foods? Do Yankees know about those?

Old NFO said...

Yep, critical for the volunteer's funding. Thanks for helping them out!

zdogk9 said...

I used to live in a community on the Coast of Clatsop County, Oregon. The highlight of the year was the Fireman's Ball, I'm 30 miles North now but it still is.