CARNIVALE 2009 - THE 24TH YEAR
The official closing of summer in Lordship once again was celebrated by the Carnivalians, which each year seem to be increasing in number. Festivities began at 6:30 Friday evening on Labor Day weekend and closed at 6:30 Labor Day evening. Lordshippers enjoyed great weather and perfect tides at Russian Beach. The 23rd annual Carnivale Kids versus Parents soccer game was held on Monday September 7th at Lordship Field. The game ended in an 8-8 tie, as the kids ended a 22 year losing streak. Despite being severely outmanned and out shot, the kids behind the stellar goal tending of Pete Julian managed to hang on to the tie. It should be noted that the adults forgot how many players were allowed on the field at one time. At times they outnumbered the kids 2 to 1.
On Labor Day weekend Lordship will be celebrating the 24th year of Carnivale, a unique event that starts on Friday evening September 4th and ends on Monday September 7th at 6:00 pm. Games will be played and picnics taking place everyday mostly at Russian Beach. Beach picnics and camping out on the beach continue a decades long tradition in Lordship. At the bottom of the page is an article from the Fourth of July picnic from 1923. And now a word from Prince Tom:
Once again, for the 24th year, unusual sightings took place in the quiet hamlet of Lordship . It was observed that Labor Day weekend was again visited by what local residents have referred to only as "Carnivaleans." They appear to be harmless and seem to disappear after the weekend. Apparently, they have a leader and loving family units which seems similar to our human species. They are colorfully clothed and are free of stress, strife and yes, approach bliss. Curiously, they have been observed participating in some sort of game-like rituals, but any apparent outcome or goal for these organized competitions is not discernible. They have taken human form and are joyful and friendly. But, be aware, that if approached by a "Carnivalean", their state of mind could be contagious!
July 6, 1923: BEACH PICNIC: The Fourth of July just passed will long be remembered in Lordship as the most successful day this Community has ever planned and carried out. It began with the Sunday School picnic held at the "Gold Diggins" during the afternoon to which all the members and their guests were invited. About 160 people" attended, and the committee with Leslie. A. Hoffman, as chairman had entertainment planned for old and young. Jackie Chisnell was voted the most expert egg hunter and Jackie's visiting cousin, George Jennings of New Haven, the speediest peanut racer. There was a 75-yard dash for boys. Kenyon Ottoway coming well ahead of the others, and a 25-yard dash for primary girls in which Ruth Lathrop proved the fleetest. Phyllis Green won the 25-yard dash for the Intermediate Girls and there was a neck-to-neck contest between Mesrs. Braddock and Franz in the 50-yard dash for Seniors, the former finally winning by a nose. Sack races for Junior Boys, Intermediates and Seniors were won by Edward Bowen, Burwee Franz and "Chucky" Franz respectively. Twelve women contested in the string winding contest. Mrs. Ed Berg proved the most skillful with Mrs. Chisnell and Mrs. Clark close behind. Mr. Ottoway distinguished himself in the baseball game by his remarkable fielding and his vociferous coaching. Mrs. Bottsford proved her superiority over sixteen contestants by driving two nails clean into a board in seven seconds. After all the events were run off, lunch baskets appeared and there was a general onslaught on the lemonade and ice cream tent. The day ended with beautiful fireworks which were displayed after dark. The rockets shot up with a protesting growl but by the time the piece de resistance was put on the atmosphere had cleared and The Waterfall, a brilliant Niagara of golden sparks, falling a distance of about forty feet, and seemingly twice as broad across which continued for about ten minutes, was received with most enthusiastic admiration and was a fitting climax to a memorable Fourth. Scoutmaster William Davis has decided on The Cove as the most centrally located site for the Campfire and Boy Scout meeting and it will probably take place on Wednesday evening, July 11th.
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