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by Mark Matthews

BELLMAWR NJ--A yearly tradition going back to since when I was a kid, Bellmawr's St Joachim (Annunciation) Parish carnival starts Monday May 6th, and continues through Saturday May 11th.

The carnival is located directly on the parish grounds, 601 West Browning Road in Bellmawr, NJ.

Tuesday and Wednesday are listed as Family nights.

Following the "If it works, why mess with it?" philosophy, this year's carnival again features exciting rides, games, delicious food and snacks... and the legendary Bellmawr beer garden!  Friday and Saturday night brings back area cover band, Stage 3.  More than just musicians, they are true entertainers and really put on a great show.

I stopped over on Sunday afternoon and took a few pics of the set-up.

From the Parish Website:
Please join us from May 6th through May 11th for our Annual Parish Carnival!  Wrist bands are currently on sale at the Rectory Monday through Friday and after each mass on Sunday for $35.  Beginning Monday the 6th, they will be $40, so get them now!

Also, we're looking for sponsors for our various booths.  Baked goods, cleaning baskets, prizes, etc are all being accepted by the Social Committee for use in the carnival games.  If you are interested in sharing your baking skills or cleaning baskets, please call the rectory at 856-931-6307 or e-mail Marty Waters at [email protected].  

Thanks so much!  We look forward to sharing fun, laughter and adventure with the whole St. Joachim family!

Read on for pics taken Sunday by Meandering Mark.  The calm before the opening day.


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