ALEXANDRIA – Meals cubicles lined the center part of Alexandria’s Beulah Park on Monday, a welcome signal that conventional honest meals is again this 12 months at Madison County’s annual Four-H Truthful.
Funnel desserts, lemon smoothies and different favorites can be found for fair-goers to take pleasure in this week.
“I feel it is superb that everybody can get again collectively and never get caught at dwelling,” stated Kelly Zion of Fuel Metropolis. When attending the honest for the primary time, she believes that the meals distributors are one of many important sights.
“It helps attract a crowd,” he stated. “I like individuals watching, so it is great to see all these several types of individuals exit and have enjoyable.”
Alexandria Kiwanis Membership member Nena Hobbs stated lots of the meals distributors opened across the similar time because the sights on Monday.
Since many distributors journey from out of the county, she “was certain they received caught of their pocket final 12 months” because of the pandemic.
Terry Randall of Marion stated he has labored on the Madison County Truthful for about 18 to 20 years. Now retired, he helps his stepson, Dorian Lee, at one in all his two suppliers.
“(Final 12 months) it harm as a result of we do fairly properly right here,” Randall stated. “This can be a good honest for us.”
Lee stated he is profitable a whole lot of enterprise this 12 months as many individuals from throughout the county return for a serving to of his fried inexperienced tomatoes.
“I’ve everybody ready to come back again and see me,” he stated. “I really like simply timing, with the ability to do that … I am making a living to help my children and simply present them the way it’s executed.”
Randall and Lee hope to proceed to see the enterprise develop and extra clients return in the course of the week.
“Up to now, enterprise is trying good. Sunday was fairly busy and you realize, mornings are gradual,” Randall stated. “However that may change round 5 o’clock … we will be very busy.”