Patnaude, the ride superintendent for Arnold Amusements, Inc. of Riverview, FL, says he doesn’t go on the rides anymore although he builds, maintains and fixes them.
“My daughter does all the time,” he said. “She has a pretty big playground.”
Patnaude says his dog Rico goes on the rides, too. “That dog, he rides the ferris wheel, the big one,” he said. “He’ll sit right in the gondola.”
Entrance to the church’s 45th annual festival is free of charge. There will be rides, midway games, food, drinks, cold beer and wine, a 50/50 drawing, and live entertainment.