Hele on to the carnival

Cousins Michaelah Vasquez (left) and Kekai Pu’u of Kula let loose on the spinning Techno Power ride Thursday night at the Maui County Carnival at the War Memorial Complex. The four-day event features rides, games and food, and continues from 6 p.m. to midnight today, from noon to midnight Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. A Fun Pass Card for admission, rides and food sells for $20.

Second photo: Riders hold on tight on the Fire Ball coaster, which sends riders in upside-down loops on a single track.

Third photo: Kahului residents Emily Franco, 6, and mom Kathlyn Canave eagerly wait for the ball to fall into a hole to earn Emily a prize.