Youth Enjoy ‘Kids Karnival’ at Wheeling Park

Photo by Scott McCloskey

Cameron Hinzman, 4, of Wheeling, left, and his 2-year-old cousin, Olivia Mounsey, of Martins Ferry, watch a giant soup bubble float by Thursday while playing at “The Bubble Wagon” at the third annual Kids Karnival at Wheeling Park. The event is a way for Information Helpline, a social service agency that has been in operation for more than 25 years, to give back to the community, said Angela Goodson, the agency’s executive director. She said the goal of the event is to give families an opportunity to enjoy a free summer carnival while providing them with valuable information from the groups. Law enforcement and fire department officials were also on hand to help build a positive relationship between children and first responders, Goodson said.