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Saturday, August 1, 2009

STORM AT THE DELAWARE STATE FAIR (DELAWAREONLINE.COM)

Juliana Warnock, 5, of Milford battles with her umbrella as gusty winds kick in moments before the rain storm. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON
Barbara Tasswaters (left) of Milford and Judy Lester of Lincoln, Del look for shelter as the rain storm hits the Delaware State Fair. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON

Patti Gustaitis of Wilmington and her 4-year-old twins Hunter and Skylar run for cover as the rain storm hits the Delaware State Fair. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON



Patti Gustaitis of Wilmington and her 4-year-old twins Hunter and Skylar run for cover as the rain storm hits the Delaware State Fair. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON


Nicole Skidmore sweeps the puddle of water from the Super Slide ride. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON



DELAWARE STATE FAIR FOTOS (DELAWAREONLINE.COM)

A sky view of the State Fair from the top of the ferris wheel. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON
Cindy "Silver" of Garmley of Florida waits for some business at the Party Zone game as rain slows down the crowd attending the state fair. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON
Three-year-old Zarek Anderson of Greenwood, Del has some fun running through the Hay Maze at the state fair. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON
Sarah Harris, 10 and her brother Zach, 12, of Rehoboth Beach get a sky view of the Delaware State Fair high up in the ferris wheel. Despite the scattered thunderstorms, people still found ways to enjoy the last few days of the Delaware State Fair in Harrington. The News Journal/SUCHAT PEDERSON

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PEE WEE'S NOVELTY STANDS

Now that's a Novelty Stand!
Like I say "Flash is Cash!"
This is one of Pee Wee and his son Marty Pinson's Novelty Joints at the Delaware State Fair.
He's been playing Harrington for quite a few years!
And before him Tony Picolo had the "garbage" there.
Pee Wee's operation is among the BEST around these days.
You might say he's one of the last "Old Time Operators" in the business.
I understand Pee Wee isn't there, himself, this year.
He's had some sickness and I hope this finds him feeling better.
I hope to have some more shots of their joints later this week.

LITTLE RICHARD'S FINEST OF FOODS #1 DELAWARE STATE FAIR

The Business I run sponsored Little Richards Hat Maze.
Part of his spread at the Main Location.


As many of you know Little Richard is my Boss.
So I figured if I want to keep my job I better give
him some space on my blog!
So here's Little Richards spread at the Delaware State Fair.
Little Richard's food operation has been appearing at
the Delaware State Fair for over 50 years!
As a matter of fact I can remember when as a young lad our Dad
would take us to the Fair and I always wondered who Little Richard was!
Well I guess you might say I found out!


The Main Location






LITTLE RICHARD'S FINEST OF FOODS #2, DELAWARE STATE FAIR

New item this year Little Richard's Fruit Crepes.
Best BBQ on the fairgrounds!

Little Richard's Cafe












THIS MORNING'S DELAWARE STATE NEWS--

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MORE NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE STATE FAIR

Front page of this morning's Delaware State News Don't forget: Click on image to read!



CHINCOTEAGUE PONY PENNING TOMORROW!

Saltwater Cowboys lead the Chincoteague ponies to the holding pen on the south end of Assateague Island Monday morning.
From the Salisbury, MD Daily Times

TAYLOR & SONS AMUSEMENTS#1 (LARRY SNYDER)

Yesterday I had quite a nice surprise!
Larry Snyder and his better half Nancy stopped by for a visit.
They were on their way down to the Delaware State Fair and
stopped by to check on Me.
Larry brought these pictures for Me to post.
They were taken last week at the Washington County, MD Fair.
Taylor & Son's Amusements is out of Annapolis, MD.
And of course it's owned by the Charles Taylor family
and managed by son Cliff Taylor.
Cliff's brother Cleve also has games on the show.
The show hadn't been on the road the last several years but
is back this year. Charles Taylor, Family Patriot, operating the Merry-Go-Round
Larry Snyder's Popcorn Wagon

LARRY PUT SOME FLAGS ON IT!


By George!
That's Mr Taylor running the Moon Bounce!




TAYLOR & SONS AMUSEMENTS #2 (FROM LARRY SNYDER)

Mrs. Taylor working the Duck Pond.
Wayne Chamber's Balloon Dart




More of Wayne's Balloon Dart










A.E.B. AMUSEMENTS #1 (FROM LARRY SNYDER)

A.E.B. Amusements is out of Easton, PA.
Owned and operated by Aaron & Archie Brotzman.
The pictures were taken by Larry Snyder at a Memorial Day Celebration
in Friedensburg, PA.


One of Larry's Games.
That's his right hand man Max ready for ACTION!


Larry Snyder & Aaron Brotzman




A.E.B. AMUSEMENTS #2 ( FROM LARRY SNYDER)
















COMMENT FOR THE "CREEP"!

FIRST OF ALL THIS MORNING I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENTS ON YESTERDAY'S POST.
I'M ALSO POSTING THIS E-MAIL THAT RON FINCH SENT TO
ME YESTERDAY.
Dick:
I had no idea what a terrible person you are until I read the blog comment today!!!! How sad that someone would take time to write such a thing about someone they do not even know!!!!Hope all is going well for you!!!!!
Ron Finch

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'M A CREEP?

You are a creep for hosting such a horrible blog. ...
You are a creep for hosting such a horrible blog. By the way, George Bernard Shaw would be furious that you are using his quotes on this circus blog. He HATED animal abusers and was a strict vegetarian!!!!! A famous quote from him was "Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends". The sooner your wretched blog is gone, the better. You are promoting animal abuse. Please visit www.circuses.com for more information on the crap you are promoting. Publish Reject (Anonymous) 7/27/09
I couldn't resist posting this just to show what kind of people
belong to PETA.
I sure didin't know that I had posted any quotes from George Bernard Shaw!
(Not knowingly)
Sir or Madame, whichever it might be, you have your opinion, I have mine!
PLEASE STOP TRYING TO CRAM IT DOWN OUR THROATS!
Actually this just shows Me what a coward you are for not signing your name.

DELAWARE STATE NEWS PHOTO PAGE 7-27-09

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COLE BROS HUMAN CANNON BALLS (FROM CIRCUS VERNE)

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COLE CROS CIRCUS (FROM CIRCUS VERNE)

9.5 HOURS

Elated at the prospect of having TV coverage to kick-off the first of its two, New York City appearances, Cole Bros. officials realized that making this happen would require overcoming nearly insurmountable challenges in record time.

“Is it possible for the circus to give an 8:00 p.m. show on Sunday night, tear down, drive 78 miles, across Long Island and NYC, arrive in Staten Island and get the tent set up by 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning?” they wondered.


John Pugh thought that maybe--if all went well--the tent might get up on time.


The remarkable managers and crew personnel accomplished even more than he hoped they could.By 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning, they had built the circus, complete with Big Top, lights, rigging and seats.Cole Bros. Circus comprises numerous stars; many of whom work quietly behind the scenes producing feats as amazing as those exhibited in and above the ring. Today, we celebrate them and their extraordinary achievement.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


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