Youd be hard-pressed to find any kid more excited than me when the gates open to the S.C. State Fair at 3 p.m. today.
Even as a youngster growing up, I could barely contain myself as the trucks started to pull in each year for the Clarendon County Fair. That excitement hasn't waned over the years.
And whats not to like? For 12 days families and friends pour into the gates at the fair where they help themselves to calorie free food, choose from a variety of wild and tame rides and stroll through the cattle barn to see the cows or the Ellison Building for a glimpse of the sand sculpture. Did I mention the food?
In any case, Ill be heading over to the fair everyday (tough life, huh?), and Id love for you to join me. Each day Ill be exploring one of the many aspects that has made the fair a personal passion of mine for so many years. And Id love to share your stories as well. So join me at the rocket, and take a spin with us each day. See you around.
- Bertram Rantin