MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Everett Sawyer got an early start on the first day of the Fireman's Carnival Tuesday, edging out his father Ben in one of the many games and rides on Harbor Island.
Minutes after the carnival opened at 6:15 p.m. on the field in front of the recreation department, Everett was seated and ready to play some skeeball. Although his father was the only competition, Everett savored his prize all the same, tying his new stuffed snake around his head in celebration.
The game that captivated most carnival-goers Tuesday was the dump tank. Dr. Peter J. Mustich, superintendent of schools at Rye Neck High School, was the man on the platform. Like any good dunkee, he antagonized everyone who tried their hand, including Heidi Sickles, president of the Rye Neck Board of Education. Although Heidi couldn't hit the target, her husband did, sending Mustich for a swim.
Although the Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department has held the Fireman's Carnival for 64 years, new families come out every year. Alen Frljuckic attended for the first time with his son Amir, 2, who went on the car ride. Although Amir was a little scared, he settled down once the ride started.
Another first-timer Dylan Zomick, 2, had no problem with the car ride, and repeatedly asked his parents Andrew and Lauren if he could do it again.
The Fireman's Carnival will run from June 28 through July 5.
What is your favorite game, ride, or food item at the Fireman's Carnival?
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