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Exchange Club fair officially begins

October 31, 2006

Albany-- It's the day many South Georgians look forward to each year.  A six-decade old tradition is once again in full swing at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds.    

Tuesday afternoon, members of the Exchange Club of Albany cut the ribbon to open the 60th Exchange Club Fair. At about 3 p.m.,  the rides officially began moving and early visitors got to take their first strolls through the fairgrounds.

Organizers say you can enjoy lots of fun at this year's fair but it's about more than fun. This year, they dedicated the fair to the Dougherty County Board of Education for their hard work. Those in the school system call it an honor.

"It's a wonderful honor for our teachers. Our teachers work so hard on behalf of our children and our school system is about our teachers and what goes on in the classroom each and everyday," said School Superintendent Dr. Sally Whatley.

Exchange Club members presented Whatley, Board Chairman Willie Weaver and Dougherty County Teacher of the Year Evangela Dawsey-Jones with a plaque at opening ceremonies.

The fair lasts until Saturday night. Admission is $5.  

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