WFD’s carnival fun for families

Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson Thirteen-year-old Anthony Owens was the marshal for the annual Winsted Fire Department’s parade down Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 19. Back in April, Anthony ran half a mile from High Street to the department’s fire house on Elm Street to report a structure fire. According to the fire department, Anthony plans on joining the department’s Explorer program when he turns 14. At the parade, Anthony was presented with a fire department helmet and a shield.

WINSTED —  The Winsted Fire Department held its 155th annual carnival Aug. 16 to 19 at the fairgrounds on Rowley Street with rides including a children’s roller coaster and ferris wheel.

There was a beer garden for adults and music provided by various DJs throughout the event.

Friday, Aug. 18, was a total washout for the carnival as rain fell all afternoon and night.

However, it was sunny and dry Saturday, Aug. 19, as the carnival held its last day, which featured its traditional parade down Main Street.

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