|Fun times at the 2013 Annandale carnival.|
There won’t be a carnival in Annandale this spring because the Sears Holdings Corp., the company that owns Kmart, won’t give approval to allow the event to take place in the Kmart parking lot. That decision is not due to any particular problems with the carnival—it’s more about the disruption of business at the store caused by the lack of parking during the week-long event.
Reithoffer Shows has been bringing the carnival to the Annandale Kmart on John Marr Drive every spring for many years. In 2012, it was held in the parking lot of the AMF Annandale Lanes bowling alley, but that location is considered too small and isn’t being considered this year.
The carnival is sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, which has used some of the proceeds to pay for holiday decorations along Annandale streets. Without those funds, our community might be looking less festive next December.