Carnival Blog

Thanks for a Successful 2016 Carnival!

Thank you for making the 2016 carnival a success! Every volunteer and every patron was critical, so we thank you all. This year we had great weather, a fun time, and raised a lot of money for Catholic education. 

But there is still more to do! We are in the midst of deconstruction. If you can help, please come out on weeknights after 6pm or on weekends until the carnival is put away.

And now a note from our pastor:

Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you everyone for another successful and fun-filled Carnival week! Congratulations to our chairpersons, Harry and Elaine Welsh, for their leadership. Thank you also to the chairpersons of the various committees and booths and to our hardworking volunteers! Great job and blessings to you all as we look forward to next year. 

Tony and Gerrie Koszarek will be our next chaircouple. Please pencil the dates in your calendars for next year: June 12-17, 2017. Here is looking forward to another community-building, unifying and strengthening event!

Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, June 27th until Thursday, June 30th. Thank you to Pat Hafner and our dedicated catechists for making this possible. 

Have a safe and blessed weekend. God loves you all as I do!

Fr. PJ

T-Shirt Pickup

Attention booth chair people:

The SCB Carnival is rapidly approaching!  Carnival T-Shirt pickup will be Friday June 10 (6-8pm) and Saturday, June 11 (9am-noon) under the food tent on the Carnival grounds. Please stop by to pickup the Carnival shirts for your booth.

Also please use this time to examine your booth and make sure it is in order and all requirements are handled.

If you haven't submitted a T-shirt form yet, please contact or ASAP!  We really need the forms to ensure that each booth receives all the shirts requested.

Lastly, carnival construction help is still needed. You can either volunteer or just show up after 6pm on week days and or all weekend starting in the morning. No experience is necessary.

Carnival Construction Help Needed

Carnival construction is underway, and we need your help! Construction takes place every week night starting at 6pm and on weekend mornings.

No experience is necessary so if you want to help build the 2016 St. Charles Carnival, stop by to volunteer. If you want more information or want to volunteer for any other position for carnival week, please fill out our volunteer form and our volunteer chair, Lisa, will contact you.



Final Carnival Meeting This Weekend!

The last carnival meeting is this Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm in McCusker Hall. We hope to see everyone for this important meeting.

Don't forget construction has begun & your help is needed.

Harry & Elaine Welsh

"God Bless Our Troops"

Volunteers Needed

Trailers holding Carnival materials will arrive beginning May 4th.  Saturday, May 7th will begin with organizing the Barn & possibly unloading trailers in the afternoon. Beginning Monday evening, May 9th, we will continue to unload trailers, begin assembling structures, wiring tents, etc.

Work will begin every evening from 6:00 pm to dark & on weekends from 8:30 am to mid/late afternoon.

Volunteers are welcomed regardless of skill level.

Have a Loved One in the Service?

The 2016 Carnival theme is “God Bless Our Troops.”  We will be sending gift boxes (value-~$100, tax receipts available) to our troops located only in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and other Middle East countries.  There will be a booth/table to make donations to this cause during Carnival week. 

We are partnering with “Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey (OYRSJ),” as they will be supplying the shipping method & cost.  We are requesting you provide us with your loved one’s name, APO, their return date from service in the Middle East, and your name and email address.  OYRSJ only deals with those on active military duty in the Middle East (no private or sub-contractors).  As a bonus, OYRSJ will keep these names and addresses for future mailings at their cost during your loved one’s deployment.  We will compile a list on a first come, first serve basis.  Please call/email, Elaine Welsh, 856-786-1190/ to register your loved one. 

School Volunteer Drive News

Our school Volunteer Drive is near its end, many thanks to Lisa Mariani, our Volunteer Chair for all her efforts!  The winning Religious Education classes are: Mrs. Giangreco’s 3rd grade, Mrs. Welsh’s 6th grade, and Mr. Weir’s 7th grade.  There will be a pizza and juice party for Mrs. Giangreco’s class in place of their after school snack on 4/26/16 and Mrs. Welsh and Mr. Weir’s evening classes will be taking home snack bags this Wednesday, 4/13/16.  The winning St. Charles Borromeo school classes are: K to 4th grade, 4B Miss Haberek’s class and 5th to 8th grade, 6A Mrs. Culp’s class.  The pizza, water and ice-pop party will be at lunchtime on 4/26/16.  Thanks to all our parents for their carnival support!

2016 General Meeting

Hello Everyone,

It's that time of the year - only four months to Carnival 2016. This year's theme: "God Bless Our Troops."

Elaine and I, together with Tony and Gerrie Koszarek (2017 chairs) invite you to the first general carnival meeting as  we prepare for Carnival 2016 this Sunday, February 28, 12 noon in McCusker Hall. Please join in planning this vital fund raising event for Catholic education. We will announce our campaign in support of our theme and other planned changes.

All are invited.

Games - rides - food and beverage venues will be highlighted. Your suggestions are welcome.

Some carnival facts and tidbits:

  • Estimated in excess of 50,000 guests over the six days.
  • Games and rides are under contract. 
  • Parish attractions, such as Pizza, Panzarotti, Funnel Cake, Beer Bar, Food Tent, Quesadillas and Waffles & Ice Cream collectively net approximately 57.59%.
  • Volunteers needed to build, work and deconstruct last year's carnival numbered more than 1,100 parishioners, over an eight week period.
  • We are the largest community event in Cinnaminson and surrounding towns.
  • The carnival is open 30 hours over six evenings and four hours during the Kiddie Karnival.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Please join us Sunday, February 28, 12 noon in McCusker Hall to learn more and discover where your talents may be best utilized.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Harry and Elaine

Welcome to the 2016 SCB Carnival!

Welcome to the 2016 St. Charles Borromeo Parish Carnival!  Our theme is "God Bless Our Troops"  and we are very excited to be the chairpersons!  We hope you are looking forward to a great carnival with rides, games, and sensational foods!  
We are partnering with "Operation Yellow Ribbon" to send gift packages to our troops in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  There will be a booth/table that will advertise this feature, and please look for future notices on the website regarding how you can help in this endeavor.
We are consolidating our raffle into one "Mega 50-50" raffle, and also are adding a new food vendor to broaden our choices!  Look for updates on the website as our Carnival rolls out! 
2016 Carnival Chairpersons
Harry and Elaine Welsh

First 2016 Carnival Meeting

The first carnival meeting scheduled for Jan 24 has been canceled due to inclement weather.

The next scheduled meeting is February 28th, 12 Noon in McCusker Hall. 

Elaine & Harry Welsh

"God Bless Our Troops"

T-Shirt Pick Ups for Chairs

Hi Chairs, I will be on the grounds from 11:30 to 1:30 on Saturday 6/6/15 and From 11:00 to 2:00 on Sunday 6/7/15 to hand out T-Shirts. If you didn't send me your Tee Shirt order please do so ASAP. I also need you to check your area and let me know if you need anything. 



2015 Food and Entertainment Finalized

The food and entertainment schedule has been finalized for this year. Be sure to click here to learn more.

Also, we are in the midst of heavy carnival construction. If you have some free time, please come out and support the volunteers that make the carnival happen. They will be out working starting 6pm on weeknights and 9am on weekends.

2014 Critique Meeting

General Carnival Meeting

We are having a 2014 Carnival critique meeting on October 12th at 1pm in Marsh Hall.  We will also discuss plans for Carnival 2015.  If you are interested in attending please contact Jean and Walt at


Kiddie Karnival Rescheduled

St. Charles Borromeo Carnival is delighted to announce that we are rescheduling our Kiddie Karnival.

Kiddie Karnival is our special, kid focused and kid friendly Carnival event traditionally held on Friday afternoon of Carnival week from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.

This year, we've noted the impact of the winter weather on the school calendar and we know that our young carnival guests who normally enjoy the Kiddie Karnival will still be in school on Friday, June 13.

In order for all youngsters to have the most fun with us this year, we've rescheduled Kiddie Karnival to Saturday, June 14, 2014 from Noon - 4:00pm.

The price is the same $15 for unlimited rides from noon to 4:00pm. And all the traditional Kiddie Karnival rides and games will be open.  Also, we'll have our special kid's lunches and parent's lunches available, too!

So, come and join in the fun this Saturday from Noon to 4:00pm for Kiddie Karnival in Final Frontier!

Wrist Band Night

We were very fortunate to have a break in the early rain last night on Tuesday. As a result, we were able to have a very safe and fun wristband night, so there is no need to reschedule it.

Thanks to everyone that came out and we hope to see you back this week!

Important Updates For Next Week

Carnival is next week! Be sure to check out the updates we made to the site with new details including our food and entertainment schedule and our rides and raffles info.

Also it is not too late to volunteer. Click here to sign up.

Lastly, please be advised, due to a change in delivery schedule we are moving up the BOOTH SETUP!

Please be on-site  Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1:00pm to review the booth setup.  It is EXTREMELY important that you physically review your booth on Saturday, June 7, 2014 for anything you need that is not already in your booth.  Sunday our construction crew will be otherwise occupied and opening night is too late. 

You can check out your booths and pick up your Carnival T shirts all at the same time! 

Live Long and Prosper and see you next week!