35th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Carnival Hosted by Mt. Prospect Jaycees Starts Tonight, Runs Through Monday


Spring is here, and the Mount Prospect Jaycees are once again hosting their annual Memorial Day Weekend Carnival at Mount Prospect Plaza. The carnival is located at the intersection of Rand and Central Roads, and will be open Thursday May 21 – Monday May 25, 2015.

Memorial Day Weekend Carnival at Mount Prospect Plaza Schedule …

5 – 10 pm Thursday

5 pm – midnight Friday

1 pm – midnight Saturday

1 pm – 10 pm Sunday and Monday

This year’s carnival will benefit Northwest Compass food bank, Clearbrook, the fight against glycogen storage disease and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Proceeds will also support a local elementary school.

The festival will feature rides for all ages, from “thrill rides” for the more adventurous thrill seeker to rides fit for families and small children. The carnival will also feature the traditional carnival food and games the public has enjoyed for years.

Flat price unlimited-ride bracelets will be available for $20 Thursdays from 6 pm – close and on Saturday – Monday from 1 – 5 pm. The Jaycees will also be holding a food drive during the event as well. Anyone bringing a canned food donation can get a discount of up to $2 off the ride bracelet (limit one bracelet per person, $1 per canned item).

The carnival is a community service project of the Mount Prospect Jaycees, with the generous support of the Fantasy Amusement Company and Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust.

For more information about the event, see www.mountprospectjaycees.org , or visit their Facebook Events page https://www.facebook.com/events/1020861637943015/ (Carnival Facebook page).

The Mount Prospect Jaycees, one of the nearly 60 local Jaycee chapters throughout Illinois, provides individuals between the age of 18 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community. Mount Prospect holds its monthly general meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Mr Beef and Pizza 1796 South Elmhurst Rd Mount Prospect, IL. For further information on the Mount Prospect Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events email, call them at 224-764-0691, or visit their web site www.mountprospectjaycees.org

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