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Fair brings in big bucks

November 03, 2005

Bainbridge, Georgia-- There'll be good times aplenty at the Decatur County Fair this week.

"We have great rides for the little ones from two years old all the way up to high school and adults," says Bainbridge / Decatur County Chamber of Commerce President, Cile Warr.

Sure, the food, rides, and games are an important part of the fair. But what's even more important is its economic impact. "It ranges between 45 and 50 thousand," says Warr. Dollars profit, for the Chamber, who has sponsored the fair since the sixties.

If it weren't for that, the climb towards annual funding would be a difficult one. "If we didn't have it we would have to go back to corporate sponsors just to help us with the general budget of the chamber," says Warr.

And without a chamber, recruiting people to Decatur County would also be difficult, some of whom will be at the fair. "We'll range anywhere from eight to ten thousand," says Warr. They'll be divided up through Saturday, of course.

The chamber has several other fund raisers throughout the year, but the fair is its biggest and most profitable one.

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