Photos: Springfield Rotary Club’s Community Carnival

The annual Springfield Township Carnival has come and gone. But not before NewsWorks sent photographer Howard Pitkow to capture the sights. 

The carnival, popular with many Northwest Philadelphia residents, ran from Tuesday, June 26 through Saturday, June 30 in the parking lot of Springfield High School on Paper Mill road.

The carnival’s brightly colored lights could easily be seen Saturday night from the 309 expressway. Families with children came to ride the Ferris wheel, the train among other rides. There was also a fun house and a very large sliding board on hand. In addition to the rides there were many games and prizes to be won, some guaranteed a prize just to play.

The typical carnival food was on hand as well including funnel cakes, popcorn, hot dogs and soda. With not a healthy morsel in site the lines at the food stands were still very long.

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At 10 p.m. Saturday night as the carnival came to a close a fireworks display took place. For almost 15 minutes colorful rockets exploded high above the high school football field.

Children screamed with joy as the night sky lit up above them. If you missed it mark your calendars for its return same time, same place next summer. Until then enjoy our photos.

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