Sunday, August 1, 2010

Andy's Wok in the News, and the Stearns County Fair

Sunday, August 1, 2010. The Stearns County Fair is over now. I'll get back to that.

Andy's Wok, downtown, is still closed. (June 30, 2010) A short article in the July 24, 2010, St. Cloud Times said that the owner asked for - and got - more time to correct health code violations. The hearing would have been on the 22nd of last month: now it's scheduled for August 26. The Times said that our downtown Chinese/Mexican restaurant had "seven critical violations" to correct this time. I hope this works out well for Andy's Wok: that's been a colorful part of downtown.

Back to the Stearns County Fair.

Saturday was an almost-perfect day to go: blue sky, fleecy clouds, and bright, hot sun. In the Knights of Columbus Bingo booth I worked up a sweat, picking up those ping pong balls, and calling the numbers. Like I said, an almost-perfect day. I took some photos:

Saturday afternoon at the fair: quite a few families. July 31, 2010.

Model rockets being set up for launch, near the grandstand. July 31, 2010.

This one wasn't the highest flyer, but it put on a good show. July 31, 2010.

Some of the 4H-ers brought models. July 31, 2010.

This display was interactive: pre-digital style. July 31, 2010.

Photo walls: each year. July 31, 2010.

Another model: those cars had simulated crash damage. July 31, 2010.

Model rockets: including, I think, the ones I caught earlier. July 31, 2010.

And: "How to make a Boo-Boo Bunny." July 31, 2010.

Over in another building, rock art.. If the second one from the right looks familiar, it should: It's a sort of replica of Centre Floral, downtown. July 31, 2010.

Flowers. Lots and lots of flowers. July 31, 2010.

The Stearns County Fair is a fund-raising opportunity for community groups like Lions and Knights of Columbus. That's the K. C. Bingo booth, next to the Lions. July 31, 2010.

Here's where I was, between six and eight Saturday evening: Calling numbers for the Bingo games. I've gotten to know that sign on the ceiling pretty well, over the years. July 31, 2010.

Flags, Ferris wheel, and colorful clouds. July 31, 2010.

There were still families on the midway around 8:15 or so when I left, but the crowd was getting to be more teens and young adults. July 31, 2010.

On the off-chance that you haven't had your fill of photos from the fair: I
posted 23 more on Thursday, in the Sauk Centre Journal Blog.

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