Free time at carnival for Mother's Day

What better way to bring kids and moms together for Mother's Day than a Sunday afternoon at the carnival?

Especially if the moms can ride for free?

For the first time, the Spring Fun Fair put on by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program was offering free rides for moms on Mother's Day.

"The nice thing about this is mother's ride free," said Cindy Webb, who came down from Incline Village with her three children and picked up a friend's child in Carson City.

"This is fun for the kids," Webb said. "I do anything I can for the kids."

Each of her kids also gave mom Mother's Day gifts before going to the carnival. Daughter Natalie Harris, 7, made her mom a plate. Sean Harris gave her a teddy bear and Kirsten made a popsicle stick frame.

"Sean took me on the Kamikaze," Webb said as she pointed toward the intimidating ride that rotates people upside down. "I said 'why are we doing this?' Once I got past that, I was all right."

After riding the Berry-Go-Round and the roller coaster, the Webb family took a corn dog break on a patch of grass near the corn dog stand.

"I'm going to go on the Fanny Flyer and I bet that's going to be my favorite," Natalie said.

On another patch of grass near the Kamikaze, Roxanne Odiorne was consoling her six-year-old son, Cody, who was just an inch or so too short to ride the Kamikaze.

"He's bummed. He's too young to go on that," said Odiorne, who received a clay handprint from Cody as a Mother's Day gift.


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