THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

FAVORITE THINGS AT THE FAIR (WMDT--47)


By:Elaina Athans WMDT asked fair-goers what they are looking forward to the most at this year's event.
25% of people polled said food.
35% said they can't wait to go on the rides.
25% are looking forward to checking out the Entertainment at the Grandstand.
And 15% said visiting the livestock is their favorite thing to do at the Delaware State Fair.

"LOCAL STAND" AT THE FAIR (WMDT--47)

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WHAT'S NEW AT THE STATE FAIR? (WBOC, TV16)

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DELAWARE STATE FAIR NEWS 7/23/09

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CIRCUS OWNER ON HIS WAY TO OUTER SPACE!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

DELAWARE STATE FAIR FROM THE AIR (WBOC-TV16)

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Wade Shows workers construct the Wave Swinger ride on the Delaware State Fair midway on Wednesday. The fair opens today at 5 p.m.

Silver, a worker with the Wade Shows amusement company, readies one of the game booths for opening day. When she's not traveling, she lives in a houseboat in Florida. Ticket prices this year are the same as 2008, though there are online and advance sales deals.

The News Journal/BOB HERBERT

RINGLING DOG ACT (From CBS News Video)


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OWNER OF 5-LEGGED DOG HAS EXTRA APPENDAGE REMOVED

From Today's New York Post
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The new owner of a five-legged puppy says the dog has undergone surgery to remove the extra appendage.
Owner Allyson Siegel told WBTV that the amputation surgery was expedited early Thursday morning in part because a Coney Island animal show owner said he was the rightful owner of the dog. John Strong told The Charlotte Observer Wednesday that he planned to file a lawsuit over the matter, saying he had an agreement to buy the dog, Lilly, from a Gastonia man.
The New York man says his show contains "amazing animals, oddities and freaks."
The dog's former owner, Calvin Owensby, sold the Chihuahua-terrier pup to Siegel, who vowed to get the extra leg amputated so the dog can walk normally.
Thanks Mike Naughton!

FUNLAND-REHOBETH BEACH, DELAWARE (WMDT -- TV 47)

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DELAWARE STATE FAIR SET-UP (FROM "DUSTPAN HOWARD)

These are the last 15 fotos that my friend "Dust Pan Howard" took Monday in Harrington.

































Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ANOTHER SET OF DELAWARE STATE FAIR SET-UP PICTURES

Monday afternoon We had to take Little Richard's Office to him.
So I gave my delivery man the camera and here's what he brought back.
Merry-Go-Round




Long Time Little Richard associate--"Allentown Charlie"
Truck Driver, Cook, Go-For & other useful duties!



Looks like this one's all ready!
Bring on the customers!





DELAWARE STATE FAIR SET-UP--MONDAY (FROM DUST PAN HOWARD)

These shots were taken Monday Afternoon at the Delaware State Fair
This is one of the biggest posts I have done.
And the one today are only half of what I have
I didn't have a chance to touch them up but I hope you enjoy them.
If you'd like to see the rest of them please leave a comment for Me.Monday Afternoon I had a pleasant surprise, My long time friend Howard showed up for a visit.
And he and his wife had just stopped by the State Fair and snapped these for Me.
I was sure glad to see him and met his wife.
Howard's Mom worked with my Mom at a local Department store in Salisbury back when we were kids.
















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