Fall River Flint Neighborhood Association reapply to host carnival this summer – Fall River Reporter
The Flint Neighborhood Association of Fall River again attempts to hold a carnival in the town.
According to a letter submitted by association president Carlos Cesar, at the monthly meeting held at Fonseca Elementary School on April 27, the Flint neighborhood association’s board of directors voted unanimously to submit an application to the Board of Park Commissioners requesting permission to use Kennedy Park for a carnival to be held July 5-10.
Cesar said the Flint Neighborhood Association is making the request based on community feedback for family recreation opportunities and in light of the Association’s past successes with this type of venue.
The Flint Neighborhood Association recently had their requests denied and in 2018 the festivities had to be canceled at the last minute for logistical reasons. Greater Fall River RE-CREATION held a carnival in 2019 at Lafayette Park.
In an attempt to sway the board, Cesar pointed to what Carnival has done in the past for Fall River residents.
“The company that has organized carnivals for the Association in the past has made a significant contribution to families and children in the community. For example, the carnival company provided free passes to the Association which we then distribute to families in need who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend. The Association also prints over 15,000 coupons that are delivered to every school in Fall River, giving every child the opportunity to enjoy the carnival and scheduling times and dates that allow children to enjoy any ride. as many times as they want for a small fee.
Cesar concluded by stating that proceeds from the carnival allow the Flint Neighborhood Association to provide resources to the City of Fall River, such as the purchase of cameras for the Fall River Police Department, as well as providing opportunities educational, cultural and recreational activities for the inhabitants of the city.