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Marysville Chamber hosts carnival


Christopher Andersson

Ellia Detlor, left, and Adie Detlor ride on the Haywire on July 8 at the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce's second annual carnival.

The Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce brought their local carnival back for a second year from July 7 to 10.

Classic carnival rides, games and food were available at the carnival.

Jesica Stickles, president of the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, said that last year went well with about $33,000 in sales, so they wanted to bring back the carnival again.

Butler Amusements provides the rides and staff with the chamber receiving a portion of the profits.

Last year the carnival was held at Allen Creek Elementary, but this year it moved to the empty location between the Tulalip Home Depot and Cabela's stores.

"We wanted to have it on the 6.5 acres in Tulalip this year because of the massive I-5 exposure that will give it," said Stickles.

She said that the carnival has been going good so far.

Families like the wide variety of rides, said Stickles. "It's got so much variety for all the different age groups," she said.

Between the bumper cars, the games and "the huge slide is always the tween kids' favorite activity," there is something for the younger kids, while the bigger kids have some faster rides.

Rides like the Zipper are the "bigger and scarier stuff that pulls in more of the adrenaline junkies," she said.

Some families wanted more options in their rides though. Grandmother Susan Danese said that there was limited options for her grandson.

"I'm a little disappointed because my little guy over there, there's not a lot that he can ride. He's learning disabled and autistic so some of the bigger rides were too scary for him, but he liked this one so he would ride it over and over again," she said.

Christopher Andersson

Val Comenote, left, and Terrance Comenote use squirt guns to pop balloons in the traditional carnival game at the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce's second annual carnival on July 8.

Danese did like the wristbands for the carnival which provided her grandkids unlimited access for the day and she said it ended up being a good value.

"I was little hesitant on the price, but they [the kids] are riding them over and over," she said.

Local parent Shawn Comenote said it was good to have a local carnival for the local kids.

"It's nice, I like this carnival," he said. "Especially a local carnival like this in Tulalip for all the kids to come to. It helps out a lot," he said.

This year also included a family day on Sunday, where the chamber provided additional activities like pony rides, bouncy houses and face painting.

Information about the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and their events is at


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