Carnival starts Monday

Members of the Ridgway Fire Department and other volunteers are gearing up for the 79th Ridgway Firemen's Carnival scheduled for Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21.The event will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6 p.m. until midnight from Thursday to Saturday.Tuesday night will feature the kiddie pet parade; lineup will begin at 5 p.m. on the lower end of Center Street and the parade will start at 6 p.m.There will be a matinee Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. and a Special Olympics matinee will run from 1-3 p.m. Thursday; fireworks will begin after the 10 p.m. nightly drawing on Thursday.There will be a matinee from 1-5 p.m. on Friday and a mountain bike drawing is scheduled for midnight.The annual parade is scheduled to begin Saturday at 4 p.m. on Main Street.Games sponsored by the fire department include the 10-cent dish pitch, money ring toss, goldfish game, rip-open tickets and bingo.