Franklin-Southampton County Fair a wonderful family event

Published 8:53 am Wednesday, August 11, 2010

To the Editor:

August is here, and that means the 30th annual Franklin-Southampton County Fair will soon be here — Aug. 12-14 at the Agri-Civic Center in Courtland.

This is a wonderful family event that many look forward to. The fair board and volunteers work hard year round to make the fair enjoyable for all.

The fair offers something for everyone. Good food like corn dogs, burgers, snow cones, cotton candy, funnel cakes and more.

There are arts and crafts and educational exhibits, as well as commercial exhibits in the air-conditioned main building. Arts and crafts, paintings, photography, sewing, quilting, baking, canning and more will be on display and will be judged.

Young and old are encouraged to bring in their creations. The horticulture and field crops are on display for all to see in the Horticulture Building, and let’s not forget all the hard work that the 4-H does all year long with their livestock.

There is a lot of talent in our small communities. There is so much more to see and do.

The midway and games are enjoyed by many, young and old. There will be excellent talent on the main stage.

Thursday at 7 p.m., the queen’s pageant will be held, and the talent show will follow.

On Friday the Marshall Tucker Band will be performing. And Saturday, The Eagle 97.3 FM will be broadcasting live from the fair, and country singer Colton James will perform.

Many other local bands and performers will also be performing.

In this time of stress and financial hardship for many in this area, the fair is a great bargain to entertain your family, and it’s right here in our county. It is a great place to see old friends and neighbors, and to mingle with others in our community.

So, go on out to the fair and have some family fun. And please remember to thank all the fair volunteers; you will see them wearing a fair polo shirt so you can recognize them.

They are hard, dedicated workers who deserve a big thanks from all. If you are in need of a fair premium book, many local businesses have them.

Hope to see you at the fair.

Suzette Greger