An update about the Botetourt County carnival criticized for starting its festivities with prayer.

The town of Buchanan received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation saying prayer at the carnival was a violation of separation between church and state.

The mayor says while the town co-sponsors the event, it doesn't have anything to do with the prayer.

In a letter to the organization, the mayor writes: The Buchanan Community Carnival Committee made up of community volunteers.. and I will meet before next year's carnival and may need to restructure the opening ceremony.