Work is already underway to revive the South Porcupine Winter Carnival in 2022, after a COVID-enforced year without one. One of the first orders of business is finding someone who can provide taffy on the snow, also known as pull taffy.
“Parents not quite so much, but the kids absolutely love the pull taffy.”
Joanne Hagger-Perritt is the children’s activities director for South Porcupine Pride. She says the man who used to do the pull taffy event has died.
“And so we’re looking for somebody who has that talent and interest and might be available for that weekend,” she adds.
Hagger-Perritt says all the traditional carnival events will return, inside and outside the Scout Hall. The committee is trying to emphasize the outdoors more.
“If people have any ideas about an outdoor display, attraction, any of that kind of stuff, if they would contact the committee, that would be terrific.”
The most popular and most expensive attraction is the carnival-ending fireworks over Porcupine Lake. Hagger-Perritt says the committee is looking for a partner or sponsor, but she promises that there will be a fireworks display. She says you can’t have a carnival without it.