St. Mary’s Central High School Carnival will roll out its 62nd annual Carnival this weekend.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, the carnival will feature games, concessions, bingo, live and silent auctions, and a large raffle.

One of the event chairs, Lynn Megal, said they are hoping for a good turnout, especially since the weather is supposed to be nicer over the weekend.

The games and concessions will be held in St. Mary’s main gym, while bingo will be in the band room. The auctions will be in the newer west gym.

The carnival also provides meals on each day for $8 ($4 for children under 12). On Friday and Saturday it’s dinner — pork roast and fried chicken, respectively — from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday it’s a pancake brunch starting at 9 a.m. and going to 1 p.m.

The event is open to all and free to enter, but games and activities generally require one to two tickets, which cost 25 cents each. Games include plinko, darts, football toss, shuffleboard, and the ever-popular goldfish pond, where players win a goldfish if they get a ping pong ball in one of the bowls.

There also will be rooms with a white elephant gift exchange, crafts, baked goods, and quilts.

This year, the raffle grand prize is a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro convertible. Other prizes include a 60” TV, a laptop, and an iPad.

The live auction also will have a number of items and events for people to bid on. Among them are a donated motorhome, a dinner for six with Bishop David Kagan, a seven-course Italian dinner with live jazz for four couples hosted by five priests and monsignors, and a live pheasant hunt hosted by the Jerry Richter family.

There is a free shuttle service from the west parking lot of the Capitol every 15 minutes, as well as free and handicap-accessible parking at and around St. Mary’s.

The carnival will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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