Grounds quickly turning into Fair

KERSEY – Work continued over the weekend as members of Midway Utica, N.Y. moved their amusement rides in preparation for this week's Elk County Fair.While patrons will later this week embark on the fairgrounds in Kersey, organizers said work for this year's fair began just a little while after last year's event ended."We've been doing our hoagie fundraisers, they do very well, and we've had flea market craft shows that do fairly decent," said Jamie Wolfe, grounds manager. "We have a sign program as well where you pay money to have a sign on the fence at the grounds."Wolfe has been associated with the fair for 14 years now and he describes the event as "a wonderful place to get away.""I enjoy it out here and I think if more people used it, they'd think the same of it," Wolfe said. "I think we've made many leaps and bounds over the past 10 years or so, and I've been able to be involved in many upgrades that we've made to the grounds."Pick up a copy of the Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.