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In a special salute to our military personnel serving in conflict areas, their loved ones here at home, and to wounded veterans, Mayor Mufi Hannemann and E.K. Fernandez Shows will on Sunday present complimentary wristbands providing free access to all rides at the Central Oahu Carnival, along with free hot dogs and soda.


The Carnival, produced by E.K. Fernandez Shows and co-sponsored by the City, will be held today through Sunday at Central Oahu Regional Park.


Mayor Hannemann said it is very important to remember our troops abroad and to recognize the tremendous sacrifices they and their families are making. He said the gifts are a small but sincere gesture of appreciation and gratitude.


The wristbands will be available to soldiers and family members who are part of the Wounded Warriors program or the Blue Star Card program through Schofield Barracks. Wristbands will be distributed from noon to 2 pm Sunday to those who have already pre-registered for the event but will be good for unlimited rides from noon to 4 pm. The hot dogs are being provided by the U.S.O., and the soda is being donated by the Pepsi Bottling Group.


The Carnival will open to the general public at 6 pm on Friday, July 18, and noon on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20. Closing times will be late night on Friday and Saturday, and 10 pm Sunday. Admission is free. Wristbands for unlimited rides on Sunday from 5 pm to 10 pm are $18 and are available only at Ticketmaster outlets in Times Supermarkets.


Carnival rides include the Cliff Hanger, Crazy Plane, Helicopter, Merry-Go-Round, Mini-Coaster, Spring Ride, Super Slide, Traffic Jam, Century Wheel, Pharaoh's Fury, Scooter and Zipper.


Contact: Bill Brennan, 527-6928

Friday, July 18, 2008

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