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The fair offers something for everyone

At 5:20 p.m. Monday the doors of Selma’s Old Armory open for admission to Lion’s Fair Park, where the 53rd Central Alabama Fair will entertain, educate and reward participants daily through Oct. 10.

Sponsored by the Selma Lions Club and the Alabama Department of Agriculture Center Board, the fair is observing its anniversary this year in coordination with the 57th Annual Industrial Show. As always, the fair offers something for everyone.

Special events at the fair include carnival rides, this year with the Ferris wheel from Neverland, the home of the late Michael Jackson, revolving over and over on the midway.

The farm animals will be present in the livestock section and Kyra Sparks’ exotic zoo will receive visitors in their newly constructed area.

As stated in the Lion’s Club special fair edition in The Times-Journal, more than $17,000 in premium money items, with the exception of farm animals, will be awarded Saturday for winning entries in each category.

All entries must be products of Dallas and surrounding counties and have been made, grown or raised by the exhibitor within the past 18 months.

Anyone interested in entering an exhibit will find detailed information in the fair edition and at a number of local sites, including WHBB, WDXX and Alexander Broadcasting; the Public Library, the Centre for Commerce and the Old Depot Museum

And as always, a number of local organizations have food booths at the fair, offering everything from Polish sausage to cozy dogs and barbecue.