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Monday, May 9, 2011

Georgia State Fair creates memories for adults and children

By LINDA S. MORRIS - lmorris@macon.com


GRANT BLANKENSHIP/THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, GA 05/08/11 Cash is exchanged for admission to the State Fair in Central City Park in Macon Sunday. Sunday was the final day for the fair.


Going to the 156th Georgia State Fair on Mother’s Day seemed like a great idea to Kim Jackson of Round Oak.
Jackson was keeping watch over her 2½-year-old son Nicholas, as he reached to pet a dog that had just performed in a Frisbee-catching show Sunday afternoon at Central City Park.
“We thought we would bring him out and have some fun,” Jackson said. “He loves to be outside, he likes the rides and he loves the dogs.”
Nicholas’ father and grandparents also came to the fair.
“Anytime I get to spend time with this one (pointing to Nicholas), it’s a great day,” said the boy’s grandmother Barbara Jackson, also of Round Oak.
Both Barbara and Kim Jackson said they have fond memories of coming to the fair when they were younger.
“We always brought our children on the first night,” Barbara Jackson said.
“I’ve enjoyed my Mother’s Day,” Kim Jackson said.



GRANT BLANKENSHIP/THE TELEGRAPH Kids drive miniature bumper boats Sunday at the Georgia State Fair in Central City Park in Macon. Sunday was the final day for the fair.
Adults who went to fairs as children are taken back in time as soon as they walk through the gates. The smell of corn dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes and stuffed pizza greet everyone. Then the barkers call out trying to lure people to take a chance to win one of the prizes hanging from their tents. The music coming from the horse carousel seems to be playing the same tune from years ago.
This is the second year that the Georgia State Fair has been held in the spring after it was moved from the fall since it was close to the date of the Georgia National Fair in Perry.
The Georgia State Fair was begun in 1855 and has been operated by the Exchange Club of Macon since 1942. The fair is a fundraiser for the club to support local non-profit organizations.Read more: http://www.macon.com/2011/05/09/1553914/georgia-state-fair-creates-memories.html#ixzz1LqnyMqYd


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