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Friday, September 2, 2011

Fair weather in Wyoming Co.


Stephen Wikoski of Springville is a vendor at the Wyoming County Fair who specializes in wood burning stoves. The fair is in its 26th consecutive year and will run through Monday. An estimated 47,000 people are expected to attend the event over the next six days despite Tropical Storm Irene over the weekend and its aftermath.

PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER

By Jerry Lynott jlynott@timesleader.comBusiness Writer

September 1, 2011

MESHOPPEN TWP. – Instead of doing homework, Darcy Berry’s son and daughter were eating ice cream Wednesday.She and her mother, Elizabeth Beebe, brought them and Berry’s other daughter, Nadiya 4, to the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair on the first day it opened.
Berry’s school-age children, 9-year-old David and 8-year-old Rebecca, had the day off because of the damage caused over the weekend by Tropical Storm Irene. They attend Evans Falls Elementary School, which had no electrical power due to the storm.
The family has been coming to the fair regularly but moved up their visit this year.
“We usually come on Friday nights,” said Berry, of Tunkhannock.
The fair, in its 26th consecutive year, runs through Monday, and an estimated 47,000 people were expected during the six-day event, even with parts of the county still struggling to recover from flooding and power outages. Opening day was overcast and the fairgrounds were still soft from soaking rains, but people walked among the food and merchandise vendors and children screamed on the amusement rides in the midway.Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/Fair_weather_in_Wyoming_Co__09-01-2011.html#ixzz1Wn2yxEST

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