ASHVILLE - The Chautauqua Children's Safety Village is hosting the third annual Easter Carnival on Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the safety village, located at 2695 Route 394 in Ashville.
General admission is $1. Children 2 and under are free. Families may join in anytime, so they may attend traditional Easter egg hunts if they wish. This event will take place in rain, shine or snow, so dress appropriately. This event is co-sponsored by Media One Group, which will be live on remote at the safety village that day, and Bob Evans.
Families are welcome to join a day of fun. Children will visit the miniature buildings making up the village to play games and win candy and prizes. In addition, they can enjoy train rides, face painting, kids crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny by Priceless Studios. There will also be food and drinks for sale, as well as homemade candy, kettle corn and cotton candy. DJ Kevin Luce from Eternal Nyght Productions will provide music and announce the days events.
Children may register prior to 11:45 a.m., to enter a contest for the "best dressed." There will be an Easter Parade at noon, sponsored by Andriaccios Restaurant. There is a special corn-hole contest, which will take place throughout the day. The top 10 scorers will return at 12:45 p.m., for a final competition. The winner will walk away with a brand new bike. Five bikes, varying in size, will be won. Bikes have been donated by Local Wire Marketing Solutions, Wal-Mart, Jamestown Cycle Shop, Curves of the Chautauqua Mall and Jonathan Price, from the Children's Safety Village.
There will be a silent auction for several gift baskets, including ones for moms and dads. And, most exciting, will be a raffle for the grand prize, which includes a gift package to Splash Lagoon for a family of four. The winner will need not be present to win.
A free child identification program will be offered by members of the Masonic Lodges of Chautauqua County. Children may have their picture and finger-print taken. Parents will receive a free CD with their child's personal information.
For questions, call Executive Director Terri Kindberg at 499-8138.