Showing posts with label sharon. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 28, 2023

A fun time at the Fiesta Shows Carnival in Sharon, Massachusetts

Last weekend we attended the Fiesta Shows Carnival in Sharon, Massachusetts, and it was a fun time that the kids enjoyed with their friends. Every spring, Fiesta Shows stops in Sharon to bring the carnival to families in the area. We are particularly happy to welcome it to town because the gate admission benefits a local youth sports organization, the Sharon Youth Baseball and Softball Association. 

The Fiesta Shows Carnival was well-organized, transforming what is usually a large parking for tennis courts and baseball fields lot into a festive grounds complete with fair foods and fun attractions.

The highlight of our experience was the rides, and Fiesta Shows did not disappoint. From classic favorites like the Ferris wheel and carousel to thrilling rides like Top Gun, Freak Out, Fire Ball and Pharaoh's Fury. we enjoyed using the Megapass Bracelets which allow the ticket holder unlimited rides any one day for a set fee. Otherwise, you would have to buy tickets on a card in order to go on rides.

Our 6 year old really enjoyed the froghopper, Rockin' Tug, Super Slide and Spinning Coaster. The last time I went on the Super Slide, I actually went a little airborne after the second bump so I decided to stay away this year.

Our 12 year old enjoyed the more thrilling rides like Pharaoh's Fury and Zero Gravity. She watched on as her friends enjoyed Top Gun and Freak Out.

The games always provide entertainment. From balloon darts to water gun fun, there were plenty of opportunities to test one's skills and win prizes. As for the food, they had a variety of options available. Classics like cotton candy, popcorn, and fried dough were readily available along with slushies, pizza, sausage and fries.

We look forward to welcoming Fiesta Shows back to our town next year. Luckily for our readers, they still have a few more stops. You can catch Fiesta Shows attractions and games at the following events:

5/25-6/1: Billerica Spring Carnival

6/1-6/4: Attleboro Spring Carnival

6/8-6/11: Lynn Carnival

6/8-6/18: Chelsea Carnival

6/16-6/18: Lawrence Carnival

NOTE: We were provided with MegaPass Bracelets in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own and no other compensation was provided,

Thursday, May 9, 2019

My experience in the Citizen Public Safety Academy of my town

Every other week for the past few months, I have had the opportunity to join 34 other residents of my town to learn from our public safety officials: what it takes to do their job and the importance of building connections within the community. Before taking this course, the only experience I had with a police officer or firefighter was when I visited the building for assistance with installing a car seat and ensuring it was done properly.

In early January, we met in the training room of the new police department building and learned the history of police and fire departments in our town and the various reasons that fire prevention laws were developed. Over the course of the following months, we received a behind-the-scenes look at the public safety facilities, vehicles and tools and we learned about:

  • Fire Department History
  • Fire Prevention & Fire Behavior
  • Fire Department Emergency Medical Services: Capabilities, Equipment Demonstration and First Aid
  • Fire Department Emergency Management and Home Safety
  • CPR and Stop-the-Bleed Training
  • Training like a Firefighter with hands-on activities for various firefighting tasks
  • Police Operations, Tools of the Trade and Use of Force
  • Police Department Administration, Detective Bureau, Interviewing, Warrants and a K9 Demonstration and their role
  • Operating Under the Influence discussion and Breathalyzer Demonstration
  • Simulation with Interactive Scenarios involving Decision Making and Application

During the fire department training activities, I was amazed at how fast water comes out of a fire hose and how heavy the hose is to maneuver. We used the Jaws of Life and I was amazed at how they cut a car door and metal like a knife through butter. We put on protective gear and masks and went into a smoke filled trailer to get a sense of what it is like to wear 40 lbs of gear while crawling through a space where you can't see your hand in front of your nose. I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to be in that same scenario with your adrenaline pumping, temperatures rising, all the while being careful where you step because you may go right through the floor. 

I was in total awe at the amount of knowledge they have and the split second decision making that they have to have on a daily basis in high-stress situations that they may encounter. I already had a huge amount of respect for all public safety officials for the work that they do on a daily basis to keep us all safe. During this time, I've learned in greater detail about their various responsibilities and the inherent risks associated with their professions.

Here's a few of my favorite photos from the classes:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fiesta Shows Carnival in Sharon

Last night I went to check out the Fiesta Shows carnival in Sharon. This carnival comes every year in April and is sponsored by the Sharon Youth Baseball and Softball Association. It's here for a few days and has lots of fun activities for kids and adults alike. There are lots of games to play on the midway and some typical carnival food like caramel apples and fried dough. We can't wait to go today to enjoy the rides as it's the last day in town and they have a special offer of $25 for unlimited rides on certain attractions. The funniest thing I saw was Poop emoji hats. Pretty clever!

NOTE: We were provided with two complimentary wristbands in exchange for this review. All opinions are our own. No additional compensation was provided and there was not a promise made for a positive review.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A fun Saturday in Foxboro and Sharon

We had a fun Saturday in Foxboro and Sharon today! We went to the second to last stop on the Life is Good #GrowTheGood tour and had a great time playing outside at Patriot Place with life-size jenga pieces, corn hole games and frisbee. They even had an airstream bus on site which was retrofitted to have fun Life is Good products in it. We got to toss around a huge Life is Good beach ball.

Emily and I have been HUGE fans of the guys from Life is Good for the past 15 years… We’re volunteered at their summer festivals, backyard athlete games, seed spitting contests, pumpkin festivals, days at Fenway and other events. We were fortunate enough to be asked to be team leaders for various festivals and one of the most memorable was in 2009 on the Boston Common where we led a team of volunteers which consisted of many art tiles that were put together to make one big mural. It was called the Art for All Mural and there was a picture of it in the Life is Good store on Newbury street for the longest time…  We were really excited to find out that the same picture is printed on page 199 of Bert and John Jacobs new book, “Life is Good: The Book”.

The coolest part of the day was when we got to meet one of the co-founders of Life is Good, John Jacobs. He was so cool, easy to talk to, down to earth and such a nice guy. We briefly talked about the festivals and he was so thankful that we volunteered. We were so thankful that he created the company! We LOVE Life is Good - okay, have we said that enough? ;) Another neat thing was that he was there with his sister, Berta, who was equally nice and is also featured in the book.

We can’t wait to read it! Thanks guys! One other thing about the Life is Good store in Foxboro - it used to just feature Life is Good products, but now it features a whole host of other cool items that I find really align with how we are trying to live life… Mindfulness, Fun, Music, Art, etc. We hope to feature some of these neat things in the future!

when we got home we had to quickly bundle up and head back out because it was time for us to go to the last event of our town’s 250th anniversary celebration. They had the biggest bonfire we have ever seen and it was really warm and bright! We tried to capture it on video for your enjoyment! It was sponsored by Crescent Ridge Dairy which is the local ice cream place here in Sharon and they even had free samples! We were all over that and it was absolutely delicious! Crescent Ridge is listed as one of the Top 10 ice cream places in the world and it’s tops in our hearts!

NOTE: We were given copies of the new Life is Good book as we were one of the first 25 people to visit their table and meet John Jacobs. We were not provided wth anything in exchange for writing this review. We just love Life is Good so much that we wanted to write about our experience. All opinions are our own.