Third annual Easter Carnival at Safety Village Saturday

ASHVILLE – The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Village will host the third annual Easter Carnival on Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Safety Village, 2695 Route 394 in Ashville (next to BOCES). This event is co-sponsored by Media One Group, which will be live on remote at the Safety Village that day and Bob Evans.

The Village welcome families to join in for a day of fun. Children will visit the miniature buildings that make up the Village to play games and win candy and prizes. In addition, they can enjoy train rides, face painting, kids crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, by Priceless Studios.

There will be an Easter Parade at noon, sponsored by Andriaccios Restaurant. Children may register prior to 11:45 a.m. to enter a contest for the “best dressed.” There will also be food and drinks for sale, plus homemade candy, kettle corn and cotton candy.

There is a special corn-hole contest that 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.

A free Child ID program will be offered by members of the Masonic Lodges of Chautauqua County.

Children may have their picture and fingerprint taken. Parents will receive a free CD with their child’s personal information.

There will be a silent auction for several gift baskets including ones for moms and dads and a raffle for the grand prize which includes a gift package to Splash Lagoon for a family of four. (need not be present to win).

DJ Kevin Luce, from Eternal Nyght Productions will provide music and announce the days events.

General Admission is $1. Children 2 and under are free. Families may join us any time between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30pm, so they may attend traditional Easter Egg Hunts if they wish.

This event will take place in rain or shine or snow. So dress appropriately. For questions, call Terri Kindberg, Executive Director, at 499-8138. Don’t forget your Easter basket.

The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1996.

The DFT Communica-tions Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, street signs, sidewalks and everything you would find in an actual village.

The purpose of the Safety Village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of traffic, bike and fire safety.

The Safety Village is sustained through fundraising efforts, grants and donations. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

For more information or to make a donation, contact: Terri Kindberg Executive Director, 2695 Route 394, Ashville, 14701, or 499-8138/338-017.