Cove Side Carnival helps fund raise for 9/11 Memorial Sports Cen - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Cove Side Carnival helps fund raise for 9/11 Memorial Sports Center

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Coveside Carnival runs from noon to 6 p.m.  (WFSB) Coveside Carnival runs from noon to 6 p.m. (WFSB)
WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

A popular carnival in Wethersfield is set to wrap up its seventh year. 

Richard M. Keane along with two other men from Wethersfield died during the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

"After that, we decided we wanted to build a sports center in town," Richard's wife Judy Keane, who runs the foundation, said.  "Friends and family got together. We worked together and we did it."

The Richard M. Keane Foundation built the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center in Wethersfield. It houses programs for the Keane Foundation and Wethersfield Parks and Recreation. 

Each year, the Cove Side Carnival serves as a fundraiser for the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center and its programs.

"The carnival was going to be a good fundraiser for us, instead of doing a million bake sales," Judy Keane said. "This is one big event and it has worked well."

The annual event has rides, games and a beer garden. Admission and parking are free. It's $20 for all-day ride pass.

"It's a fun, fun event," Judy Keane said.

It may be scarf winter, but Judy Keane has some advice for anyone headed to the carnival.

"Bundle up, and you'll have a really good time," Judy Keane said.

Carnival runs from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information on the foundation and the carnival, click here.

To learn more about the  9/11 Memorial Sports Center and its programs, click here

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