Volunteers are still needed to help with the Carolina Forest Fun Fair.
The Oct. 6 event generally needs about 50 – 60 volunteers to make it work, and organizers are still looking for another 15.
Parents, big brothers and sisters, and Carolina Forest High School students, who can get community service credit for volunteering, are all welcome.
To volunteer, call the library at 843-915-5282 or Friends of the Library president Marilyn Keyser at 843-503-2794.
Keyser said the volunteers are needed to help oversee the games, and that it’s not necessary for them to be there the entire day.
If they can only spare a couple of hours, that’s fine too.
Last year, Keyser’s 8-year-old grandson helped give out tickets.
The Carolina Forest Fun Fair will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., and is sponsored by The Friends of Carolina Forest Library and Carolina Forest Recreation Center.
This is the fourth year for the fair, which usually has about 250 children to be entertained.
That entertainment includes about 20 games for older kids, milder games for the younger crowd, and a petting zoo.
Also, from 1 – 2 p.m., 16 area schoolchildren, part of the Myrtle Beach Tae Kwon Do Center team, will demonstrate martial arts.
A $5 wristband buys tickets to all the games and the zoo, and children can buy prizes with the accumulated tickets.
For an additional $5, a hot dog or hamburger lunch can be purchased.
And, there’s a pumpkin-painting option that’s $2 for a small pumpkin and $5 for a large one.
Keyser said the fun fair is a way to give back to the community.
“It gives children a fun day to share with their parents for only $5.”
Some of the activities the wristband buys are boom blasters, moon bounce, the rock climbing wall, Skee Ball, spin art, and toss games.
For the younger children, there’s a monster obstacle.
There is no rain date for the fair, but Keyser said the event has never been rained out.
“We don’t plan on it raining, we just pray it won’t,” she said.