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September 28, 2013

Carnival features ‘Royal Flush’ dunk tank

Local celebrities agree to get soaked during Allegany County Chamber of Commerce event

CUMBERLAND — A dunk tank with six local celebrities on the hot seat will be just one of the activities at this year’s Expo 2013: Chamber’s Big Top Carnival, put on by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce.

The annual event is a day of fun and networking with 35 businesses and vendors present to showcase what they have to offer.

Also putting their skills on display will be the students from the Allegany County Center for Career and Technical Education in Cresaptown.

The students from the Ca-reer Center help to put the event together including ma-king the “Royal Flush” dunk tank. The tank will be a bit different in that it will release water from above the unfortunate person on the seat below.

“It’s a good time and great way to let people know what the kids are doing,” said Stuart Czapski, the executive director of the chamber.

The event will be held in the multipurpose building at the Allegany County Fairgrounds on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public with no admission charge.

“They build houses out there (the Career Center). All kids learn differently. These kids are developing very useful crafts,” said Czapski.

Each of the six personalities sitting in the Royal Flush dunk tank will represent a nonprofit entity that will receive 100 percent of the proceeds, according to Czapski.

Celebrities to appear and their charities are as follows:

• Noon to 12:45 p.m., Mike McKay, president of the Allegany County Commission, representing Friends Aware.

• 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., Amanda Mangan, WDYK radio Magic 100.5, for County United Way.

• 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Stacey Bingaman, chair of the chamber board, for the YMCA.

• 2:15 to 3 p.m.,  Jonathan and Laurie Gibralter, Frostburg State University, for the Presidential Merit Scholarship Fund.

• 3 to 3:45 p.m.,  Stuart Czapski for the Bishop Walsh Athletic Association.

• 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., Nick Scarpelli, City Council, for Allegany Museum.

The Royal Flush is three balls for $5 or you can simply push a button and dunk the celebrity for $50.

“We’re excited. Anytime we can get the students out of the classroom and give them an opportunity to develop those connections with business, it’s a good thing,” said Candy Canan, principal of the Career Center.

The primary sponsors for this year’s expo are First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union and U.S. Cellular.

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