by Sandy Wyman
The midway was fast taking shape with numerous vendors and carnival rides getting all set for the 4p.m. opening of the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair.
From all long-range weather reports, the sun and warmer temps had been forecast for the near weeklong event.
One of my favorite haunts so to speak is the cattle display so off to see oxen, a little yak (cute as can be), she was ready for a walk and enjoyed many tiny hands with gentle pats, the dairy and beef cattle and all the handy hands that make this one of the best shows in the livestock field that the North Country has to offer.
From 1916 to the present, the Coleman Bros. have served up fun and thrills taking into account their 100 years of operation that has seen the end of World War I, the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the just passed Recession all along with the boom times in the American landscape.
The sights and sounds of millions of spectators, shows and amusements continue to this very day. A tribute to standing the test of time in the business of thrills and chills.
From babies in strollers to seniors strolling the famous midway, it is still the way to go when enjoyment takes charge.