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July 15, 2014

Local fair yearly tradition for Rivesville

RIVESVILLE — Kids and adults of all ages gathered along Route 19 Tuesday for a yearly tradition in the Rivesville area.

Tuesday marked the beginning of this year's Paw Paw Fair, which opened after its annual parade.

Children lined the road, grabbing candy as fast as the firemen, pageant contestants and cowgirls could throw it.

Fire trucks blared their horns, and politicians waved at the crowd along the way toward the fairgrounds.

"We usually bring the kids down every year, and then we take them to the fair every year," said Brandy Lawson, a Paw Paw Fair veteran.

At the fairgrounds, guests screamed and laughed as they flew, twirled, dipped and spun around on the classic carnival rides.

Daniel Triplett, who went to the festival for the sixth year this year, enjoys letting the children ride the rides.

"I think it's mostly about the kids…," he said. "Have something for them to do and get them out during the summertime."

Events take place each day, and more information can be found at pawpawfairgrounds.com.

Rides open at the Paw Paw Fair at 6:30 p.m. daily, and the grounds close at 11 p.m.

Admission is $8.

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