PHOTOS: Dukes pride shines bright at carnival


Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise
The 8th Annual Dukes Pride Carnival welcomed a large crowd this past Saturday to Wellington High School. After a free breakfast, families enjoyed games, a petting zoo run by FFA members, a bounce house compliments of the Wellington Kiwanis, and a cake giveaway named in honor of Nancy Ratliff. Proceeds from the event will go toward maintaining the Wellington Schools’ free lunch program for students over the summer. Not including this year’s haul, the carnival has taken in more than $65,000 since beginning in 2012. The 2018 carnival set a single-year fundraising record of $15,000.

Gunner Broud of Wellington is ready for fun and the work zone.
Nancy Ketchum of Wellington hands out balloon animals.
Logan Cuson’s face is painted by WHS student Richard Peterson.
Six-year-old Zoey Senghas practices her surgical skills with the South Lorain County Ambulance District.
McCormick Middle School student Camryn Stump takes her shot.
Kyleigh Bozman of Wellington tries her hand at fishing.
One-year-old Thorin Hendricks of Wellington says hello to Cleve the camel.
Angelica Preisel makes a new friend.
Graylie Bean of Rochester Township had just finished some blue cotton candy.
Amanda Kidd and Lillian Mull of Wellington are ready to hit the diamond.