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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fair weather
Published: Friday, January 14, 2011
A whirl of colored lights and excitement, top, is provided by the Belle City Amusements Midway rides at the 2011 Manatee County Fair Wednesday nightThe 95th annual fair continues today and runs through Jan. 23 at the Manatee County fairgrounds in Palmetto.
In the middle photo, Manatee County Fair Queen Chairman Sue Revell introduces the 2011 fair queens, from left, Mini Miss Kayla Gunst, Little Miss Leah Roddenberry, Junior Miss Dakota Schoettle and Miss Manatee Fair Queen Tiffany Elder, who won a $1,000 academic scholarship.

Today's fair entertainment includes racing pigs, puppets and pirates.
Bottom photo, sights on the fair's midway include a pair of spinning skulls and crossbones.–Photos by Thomas Bender
From: Sarasota Herald-Tribune


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