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Style · June 1, 2016

Remington fireman’s carnival open June 1-4

Remington Vol. Fire and Rescue Carnival
• Who: Remington Vol. Fire and Rescue.

• What: Last remaining fireman’s carnival in Fauquier County; carnival rides, parade, food and music.

• Founded: 1942.

• Carnival grounds: Remington Pool Road, Remington; behind M.M. Pierce Elementary.

• Hours: 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 1-2; 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 3; 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, June 4.

• Grand parade: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 starting on East Main St.

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The Remington Vol. Fire and Rescue Department will host its 74th annual fireman’s carnival fundraiser tonight through Saturday, June 4.

Opening at 6 p.m. each night, the carnival features 16 different rides, food, a raffle and music.

A grand parade through Remington begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3.

As the last remaining fireman’s carnival in Fauquier County, this serves as the volunteer station’s largest fundraising event of the year.

“It’s tradition,” Remington Fire and Rescue President Steve Wright said. “It’s something I really don’t want to die on my watch.”

At one time, fire stations all over Fauquier County — from Goldvein to Catlett and Marshall — had carnivals to raise funds for station operations.

Planning for Remington’s annual event begins in February.

Mr. Wright estimates it takes about 300 hours to prepare for the carnival.

About 25 fire and rescue members volunteer to prepare food or organize the parade.

“It’s about bringing the community together,” said Ramona Grogan, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, who has helped with the carnival for 29 years.

For more than seven decades, the Remington Vol. Fire and Rescue Department has organized the carnival, which brings in a gross profit of about $62,000 a year.

About $265,000 of the station’s $385,000 total operating budget is funded through the county government.

But, the volunteer station relies on community breakfasts, the carnival and other fundraisers to meet additional operation, equipment and station maintenance costs.
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