MONTROSE — Hundreds of families played games and snacked on snow cones Tuesday afternoon, paying only quarters to participate in the city's annual Penny Carnival at Montrose Park.

The ninth annual carnival kicked off Tuesday at Montrose Park, and is one of a series that will occur this summer at other city parks.

The carnival showcased several games, including ring toss, Plinko and Tic-Tac-Toe, which cost participants just 5 to 25 cents.

“This is so great for the community, especially during these economic times,” La Crescenta resident Dena Blood said at the carnival.

The next carnivals are scheduled for Palmer Park, 610 E. Palmer St., on Aug. 5, and Maple Park, 820 E. Maple St., on Aug. 13. Both carnivals will run from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

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