The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual Carnival for the Kids begins Tuesday, April 8, and runs through Sunday, April 13. The carnival will be held in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Home Depot, 11915 Retail Dr.
The Carnival for the Kids promises fun and entertainment for the entire family, including rides, games and lots of food. Admission to the event is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 5-10 p.m.; Saturday from 1-10 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-8 p.m.
Unlimited ride wristbands will be available for purchase at the carnival for $20 each. Coupons worth $2 off the wristbands are available in the lobby of Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and the Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St. The coupons may only be used to purchase the wristbands on Tuesday evening, April 8, and Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, from 1 to 5 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds from the Carnival for the Kids will support the Wake Forest Police Department’s youth programs, including the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which teaches youth the importance of making healthy decisions and remaining drug-free, and Police Explorer Post 401.
Part of the proceeds last year also helped to support the Shop With a Cop program.