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It's the 107th Florida State Fair.
Server Courtney Dougherty sets the breakfast table for Fiorucci family of Cape May Court House: Mike, Merideth, and children Drew, 14, and Michaela, 17, as they prepare to have breakfast atop the Giant Wheel last summer. Now Morey's wants to add mimosas to its menu.
Questions about the state law governing alcoholic drinks and amusement rides were also left to interpretation, McGrath said.
In an e-mail, Lisa Ryan, spokeswoman for the state Department of Community Affairs, said Thursday that the Carnival and Amusement Ride rules state that, "The owner of an amusement ride may not permit a person who is perceptibly or apparently under the influence of alcohol or drugs to enter or ride an amusement ride."
Ryan then offered the agency's interpretation of those rules.
"We read that to mean that someone may have had a drink before getting on the ride, but cannot be in any way impaired. So while the rules do not necessarily prohibit the serving of alcohol on a ride, any such service would have to be both limited and policed by the owner," Ryan said in her e-mail.
At Wednesday's City Commission meeting, resident Sandra Richardson said she opposed the drink service because of the possible dangers it presented.
"How can we serve alcohol on the ride," she said, joking that next Morey's may allow people to drink and drive the go-karts.
The company's application has been tabled for now and no date has been set to revisit the idea.
"I don't know if we'll bring it back or not," Doran said.