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Franklin Township: St. Matthias 31st Annual Carnival

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SOMERSET, NJ - All are invited to St. Matthias' 31st annual carnival starting Tuesday, May 15, the event will run until Sunday, May 20. 

The family-friendly event will be held on their church grounds at 170 JFK Boulevard. Attendees can enjoy rides, food, games, and fellowship.

The following information is published on the St. Matthias' website:

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Times and Key Events:

Tuesday, May 15, 6 PM to 10 PM 
* Dollar Hot Dogs

Wednesday, May 16, 6 PM to 10 PM 
* Same Price Rides - buy a bracelet for $25 for unlimited rides

Thursday, May 17, 6 PM to 10 PM 
* Same Price Rides - buy a bracelet for $25 for unlimited rides

Friday, May 18, 6 PM to 10 PM

Saturday, May 19, 2 PM to 10 PM

Sunday, May 20, 2 PM to 9 PM 
* Same Price Rides - buy a bracelet for $25 for unlimited rides
* Super 50-50 Drawing at 9 PM

Tickets:
Ride tickets cost $1.25 each, or a sheet of 56 tickets for $50.
Advanced Ticket Sales: buy a sheet of 20 tickets for $10 until May 10. 

Rides require between 3 to 5 tickets each, depending on the ride.

Super 50/50:
* The winner will be announced on Sunday, May 20, at 9 PM
* Last year's winner won approximately $20,000
* Super 50/50 tickets cost $3 each or 15 for $45.
* Ticket booklets have been mailed to all parishioners. Tickets may also be purchased at the Carnival.
* Please return ticket stubs that you purchase, along with your check/cash, to the Parish Office.

Carnival T-Shirts will be sold after masses on April 14/15 and April 21/22, and also at the All-Volunteer Meeting on May 8.

Sign up to Volunteer by clicking HERE. 
We will also have in-person sign-up after Masses on April 14/15 and April 21/22.
All-Volunteer Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 PM in the school cafeteria (Advance tickets can be purchased during the meeting).

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