Fairs were more than just rides

I write this in the midst of trying to get booths ready for building 3 at the Pensacola Interstate Fair, so I'll write about: the fair, HCE, 4-H, etc.

This year I'm involved in several booths for Building 3 of the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Most of you think rides, sideshows, cotton candy, elephant's ears and other things when you hear the word fair. Those of us in HCE (Home and Community Educators – formerly Homakers' Clubs) think demonstration booths and the Country Store.

The heart of the fair traditionally was the exhibits by local people. Building 3 at the Pensacola Interstate Fair houses...