The Duncan Banner

May 27, 2012

All’s fair

Rebeka Rutledge
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Squeals of delight mixed with a bit of terror could be heard across Fuqua Park last week as residents took their turn on various rides during the Duncan Lions’ Club Carnival.

Running May 23-26, the event helped the club raise money to fund scholarships they hand out to graduating Duncan High School and Red River Technology Center seniors. They have been hosting the carnival for more than 30 years.

For each of those years, Great Plains Amusements of Rush Springs, a family operation owned by Joe and Nancy Lujan, has provided the rides and carnival games. They offer a number of rides for both adults and children.

The number of rides they bring depends on how much space they have to set up. Last week, adults, teens and older children were able to enjoy rides such as the Spider, Zipper, Tilt-A-Whirl, Ferris Wheel and Patriot. Little ones had options like slow moving cars, a carousel, Dragon Coaster and a tall slide.

Also available were a few carnival games where the community could try their luck at winning a stuffed animal or some other toy. Food vendors were set up selling various kinds of carnival food.

This event is only the beginning of what the summer will offer to Duncan and Stephens County residents.