SANATOGA PA – The operator of a Shooting Waters race game called out and pointed at prize choices Sunday (May 24, 2009) afternoon as young Tyler Masciarelli – mouth open, hands on his hips, and Mohawk haircut bristling – looked at a wall covered with plush toys. He had just won the game by filling a target with water shot from a pistol-shaped hose, and now he’d get to take home a reward.
“Got a red dog, a brown cat, blue dog …,” the operator said. “Blue dog!,” Tyler yelled, excited when he heard the option.
Blue dog it was. Another satisfied customer.
Attendance was moderate but, like Tyler, enthusiastic as Sunday evening approached at Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd. In the parking lot there, Douglassville PA-based Tons Of Fun Shows was in the fourth of a five-day carnival run. The boy and his mother, Alyssa Masciarelli of Ridley Park PA, were visiting relatives in neighboring Limerick Township and had come out to the show for a diversion. Both played the game; Tyler had sharper aim.
“It’s a good time,” Mom said.
The good times continue today, Memorial Day, until the carnival’s 6 p.m. closing. A variety of games, rides and treats to eat are available, all at varying prices.