SHAMOKIN - Joe Snedecker, WNEP weatherman, will ride into the city for his station's 7 p.m. broadcast today as part of the 16th annual Go Joe benefit bike ride.

His arrival will round out a carnival held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Independence Street between Anthracite and Eighth streets.

There will be games - ring toss, dime pitch, gold fish, ball toss and candy toss; food - pizza, hot dogs, cotton candy, soupies and burgers, and entertainment - the bands RATL and Red Halo, J&D Sounds as DJ Lanny and Lee the Balloon Man.

There will also be a bounce house and slide as well as free balloons.

The event is free and open to the public.

Snedecker's visit comes on the second day of a five-day ride that began in Hazleton and will end in Scranton. Proceeds raised through Go Joe benefit St. Joseph's Center in Scranton.