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Saturday, September 27, 2008

COMMENT FROM DICK

Well Today is the last day at Bloomsburg.
Bill and I spent many pleasant years playing this fair and have a lot of friends that live in Bloomsburg and have stands at the fair. So as kind of a salute to the BLOOMSBUG FAIR I it was only apporiate to present a day of posts from the fair. I hope you enjoy them and if you will start down at part 1 and work your way up to part 4.
Thanks, Dick

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BLOOMSBURG FAIR TV SPECIAL PART 1

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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MORE FROM "THE STORY OF MR CIRCUS"

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Boy! What a sharp Floss Stand!
Judy Harloff and Patty's, right across from their Fudge Stand in the center of the midway right out side the Main Grandstand.
"FLASH IS CASH!"
Judy Harloff and Patty's Barrett's Fudge Stand, right next to the Grandstand in Bloom.
Judy's the manager of Kings Cliffe Mobile Park and took thes pictures for me this weekend.




BLOOMSBURG FAIR PICTURES-2008

A play area for the small guys. While Mom and Dad take a rest.

BLOOMSBURG FAIR PICTURES-2008

My Friend Larry Snyder and Nancy's Hoagie Stand.
Larry's a great circus fan from Palm Bay, Fl.
His Location there is right across from the animal exhibit barns.
A great location for hoagies!
Rick Creasey's U Start and Stop Wheel.

Rick's a Bloomsburg resident also. He has 6 locations at the fair.

When I first met Rick he had a Novelty Stand.

BLOOMSBURG FAIR PICTURES -2008

Huey Gross's Sausage Stand
Both of these Concessions have been in the Gross Family for years!
They live in Bloomsburg and are very close friends.
Sandy Gross in her french fry joint


BLOOMSBURG FAIR PICTURES-2008

Judy's Daughter Patty in the Fudge Stand
Jonh Harvey, from Dover, in Judy's Floss Joint
These pictures were taken this past weekend.
All of them are my friends at the Bloomsburg Fair.





Tuesday, September 23, 2008

HUNTS CIRCUS

This and the following to photos from the book "Mr. Circus".
As told to John C. Cloutman by Harry T. Hunt, Sr. Copyright 1954.

HUNT'S CIRCUS-LEE BRADLEY

In later years Bill and I became friends with Lee Bradley and his wife Hazel on the Hoxie Show in 1961. Lee had the side show and He and His wife Hazel presented a riding mechanic/bare back act in the main show. Later on Hazel had age & weight stands.

HUNT'S CIRCUS-1933

From the 1954 book The Story of Mr Circus by Charles T. Hunt, Sr.
as told to John C. Cloutman

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