Friendly folks at the fair

Had a good time working Wednesday at the Division of Tourism’s booth, which is located in the Agriculture Building at the Missouri State Fair. Lots of people stopped by to pick up Vacation Planners, information on other attractions around the state or to say ‘hi’ and visit for a minute. It was nice to meet so many people. There were a lot of folks from Central Missouri, but we also talked with visitors from Willow Springs, Rock Port, the Kirksville area, several from Moberly, the Lake Area, Branson, the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, and various points around the Southeast Region, including Viburnum. I also got to grab lunch with Jimmy D, a friend who has a caricature booth at the State Fair. And I shared time in the Tourism booth with two wonderful ladies from Sedalia, Carolyn, the Sedalia Chamber’s marketing director, and Linda, who manages the Katy Depot Store. It was great to spend time with both of them. One guest we spoke with was a lady from Kansas City who was at her 72nd Missouri State Fair. In fact, she said her picture — taken at the State Fair — appeared in the State’s Official 1968 Travel Guide/Vacation Planner. I’m going to see if I can track it down. I had a wonderful conversation with a nice couple from Rock Port who knew a lot about the Wind Farms up there. Although I didn’t get to spend much time in the Midway, I did manage to grab a pulled-pork sandwich and a corn dog, along with a piece of fudge from the booth across from ours. So, you know it was a good day. If you stop by on Thursday, say hi to Scotty!

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