Another Successful Kids Carnival

On Saturday, February 1, families from around the community gathered for the 23rd Annual Kids Carnival, one of our major fundraisers. Located at the Woodbury Middle School in Salem, the event included demonstrations, games, raffles, food and the chance to take photographs with the 2018 Red Sox World Series trophy. 

One aspect of the Kids Carnival, a committee that I was part of this year, is that there is something to do no matter what age you are. Someone as young as two years old could go there and have their face painted, color, make a cookie, watch demonstrations and have lunch, and the best part of it all…it would be less than $10 for all of it. 

To me, families coming together and enjoying a winter day together is what the Kids Carnival is all about. The carnival continues to grow each year as the event continues to reach more people due to flyers in schools, social media and word of mouth. 

Tammy Dudal, who runs the carnival each year and is the Early Supports and Services Coordinator, stated that so many of the volunteers come back year after year. “They save the date and are there each year. The dedication is absolutely amazing. I have watched young people volunteer and they still come back as adults,” Tammy said and added “It is a feel-good day all around. Thank you to all who have made a difference.”


A highlight of the carnival is seeing satisfied smiles on the faces of attendees when they win a stuffed animal or watch a fun demonstration. This day is all about having fun and it is clear we do that each year as we raise money. 

Thank you to all the volunteers, Community Crossroads employees and our sponsors such as our major sponsor, Pentucket Bank in Hampstead, NH. 

For photos from this years Kids Carnival, visit our Facebook page:


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