Shawn Welch has a niece who teaches at Jonathan Law High School, and he wanted to do something for her and the rest of the school in the wake of the stabbing of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez last month. Welch is planning a carnival for May 29, 30 and 31 at Walnut Beach, with all proceeds going to the Maren Sanchez Memorial Fund. The family has approved the event. Marenna Amusements of Orange will provide the carnival attractions. Company owner George Marenna is familiar with the beach: He has set up a merry-go-round at the beach in recent years. Welch said that like many people touched by the tragedy, he wished he could do something. The carnival is meant to bring people together for a happy occasion. Welch said he fondly remembers growing up in West Haven and attending annual church carnivals at Our Lady of Victory Church, and he wanted to bring that community feel to Milford. \u201cIt\u2019s all about family \u2014 and it\u2019s a little bit hokey,\u201d he said. \u201cEverybody goes and you have the burgers and the fried dough.\u201d All proceeds, after costs, will go to the Maren Sanchez fund. He doesn\u2019t know how much the carnival will raise, but he said if it raises some funds and manages to bring smiles to some faces that will suffice. \u201cIt\u2019s for Maren, and for her family and friends,\u201d he said, \u201cand for Maren\u2019s smile, that smile.\u201d Welch never met Maren but has seen photos of her. The carnival will run May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.; May 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. and May 31 from 1 to 9. Ride ticket prices haven\u2019t been finalized: One night is expected to be a wristband night. Check the milfordmirror.com for updates.