2018-08-19 / Community View

Lapeer Days fun continues today with carnival rides, music and non-stop entertainment


Hannah Caverly, 12, and her sister Layla, 5, of Lansing, had fun on a Merry-go-round while in town visiting their grandparents Greg and Becky Snoblin of Lapeer. Hannah Caverly, 12, and her sister Layla, 5, of Lansing, had fun on a Merry-go-round while in town visiting their grandparents Greg and Becky Snoblin of Lapeer. LAPEER — The Skerbeck Family Carnival opened Wednesday evening at Lapeer Days, set up on the parking lot and along Farmers Creek behind the main office of Lakestone Bank & Trust in downtown Lapeer. Hundreds of families and children enjoyed the rides that evening as well as games of chance and festivalfood favorites like elephant ears, French fries and corn dogs.

The Skerbeck Carnival rides will be open Saturday until midnight and today (Aug. 19) from noon to 6 p.m.

Sunday’s activities include: the 31st Annual John Monteleone Memorial Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rotary Park on East Nepessing Street; a juried arts and craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Annrook Park; a new inflatable obstacle course will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nepessing Street (across from Lakestone Bank & Trust); a soap box derby will start at 1:15 p.m. (practice runs start at 12:30 p.m.) on East Nepessing Street; Christian recording artist Mark Bishop will perform on the Main Stage from noon to 1:30 p.m.; the Lapeer Optimist Club’s corn hole tournament will be held from noon to 3 p.m. inside the beer tent.; a candy drop will be held at 1 p.m. at Annrook Park; while country music singer Canaan Smith will close out the Main Stage (Nepessing and Court streets) entertainment from 4-5:30 p.m.


Enjoying an elephant ear were Aribella and Sophia Wyss-Owens. Enjoying an elephant ear were Aribella and Sophia Wyss-Owens. — Jeff Hogan



Odin Drinkhorn, 4, and Jerry Leonard, 5, both of Lapeer, together rode in the engine of a train ride for children. 
Photos by Jeff Hogan Odin Drinkhorn, 4, and Jerry Leonard, 5, both of Lapeer, together rode in the engine of a train ride for children. Photos by Jeff Hogan

Matthew Hofert, 4, of Lapeer, enjoyed a motorcycle ride during his visit to Lapeer Days on Wednesday. Matthew Hofert, 4, of Lapeer, enjoyed a motorcycle ride during his visit to Lapeer Days on Wednesday.

Lucas Dawley, 5, of Elba Township (right) made new friends while riding on a small train ride Wednesday evening at Lapeer Days. Lucas Dawley, 5, of Elba Township (right) made new friends while riding on a small train ride Wednesday evening at Lapeer Days.

Winding up to throw a baseball in a Bottle Bust game in the hope to win prizes was Fisher McCann, 8, of Davison while his father Todd McCann waited his turn. Winding up to throw a baseball in a Bottle Bust game in the hope to win prizes was Fisher McCann, 8, of Davison while his father Todd McCann waited his turn.

Riley Jones, 6, of Lapeer had fun this week on a rocket ship ride at Lapeer Days. Riley Jones, 6, of Lapeer had fun this week on a rocket ship ride at Lapeer Days.

Flashing the peace sign while on the Techno Power ride at the Skerbeck Family Carnival was Heather Richards, 15, of Lapeer. Flashing the peace sign while on the Techno Power ride at the Skerbeck Family Carnival was Heather Richards, 15, of Lapeer.

All smiles while riding the bumper cars at Lapeer Days were Hailey Culbert, 8, and sister Aliyah, 6, of Columbiaville. All smiles while riding the bumper cars at Lapeer Days were Hailey Culbert, 8, and sister Aliyah, 6, of Columbiaville.

Riding a little semi-truck on the Convoy Race ride on Wednesday were Logan, 3, and Spencer Gleason 5, of Lapeer. Riding a little semi-truck on the Convoy Race ride on Wednesday were Logan, 3, and Spencer Gleason 5, of Lapeer.

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