Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
An antique Ferris wheel and other carnival rides remain destroyed at the Lions Park in Orange. Hurricane Rita's damage is visible from the air throughout the county on Monday, Sept. 26.
(Left) A Ferris wheel remains on its side on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. The annual Orange Lions Club Carnival was scheduled to open four days after Hurricane Rita hit the area.
(Below) Carrousel horses appear to be frozen in terror after Hurricane Rita destroyed the carnival grounds at Lions Park in Orange. Typical carnival sounds of the annual event were replaced with silence.
A Lions Club vending trailer remains crushed under a tree at Lions Park in Orange. The park became a collection point for spoiled food. Instead of the smells of cotton candy and funnel cakes, the smell of rotting meat and spoiled milk met park visitors.