The Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department held its annual carnival July 29-Aug. 3 in the parking lot of the fire department along Route 88. Hundreds of people gathered at the carnival to eat classic carnival foods like funnel cake and cheese fries and to ride the ferris wheel or merry-go-round. Kids of all ages could also play a variety of games. The proceeds raised from the carnival go toward the fire department, which serves Castle Shannon and Baldwin Township. The all-volunteer department relies solely on fund-raising and donations to continue operations. Each year, the department sells tickets for a chance to win a new car for $1 each. Here, Bailey O’Connell, 4, of Dormont enjoys an ice cream cone at the carnival. Maleigh Caudill of Castle Shannon helps Erin Dunn, 6, of Castle Shannon play a fishing game at the carnival. Erin Dunn, 6, of Castle Shannon plays a fishing game at the carnival. Tadhd Welsh, 3, and his grandmother Mary Welsh of Bethel Park, enjoy a ride on the merry-go-round at the carnival. Friends Jennifer Fiumara of Mt. Washington, Jennifer Hornyak of Whitehall and Allie Burns of Mt. Lebanon show off their prizes at the carnival. Zoey Cotter, 6, mom Cory and sister Mia, 3, of Baldwin Township at the carnival. Mikayla Staab, 9, and Kialeigh Davis, 12, of Castle Shannon enjoy sno-cones at the carnival. Doug Gorski of Castle Shannon serves up a sno-cone at the carnival.