Stefanie Cope

Staff Writer

The Cherokee County American Legion Free Fair and Reunion will soon be rolling into town for itís 83rd year.

The fair is set to begin July 12 at the American Legion Memorial Park in Columbus.

Activities for the fair this year include live entertainment every night, a livestock display, 4-H exhibits, food vendors, items in the merchant building and the carnival.

Fair Board Secretary Terry North said the fair brings around 25,000 people to the area in the five days.

He also said it brings a lot of revenue into the city. North said this is one of the biggest events in Columbus.

North also said there will be a car show, which will be 6 p.m. to dark Friday beside the beer hut, and other activities along with the live music every night. He said the music will start around 8:30 p.m. each night. Music acts for the fair include Patty Johnson, Sara Dunn and Showdown, Tragic Prelude, 33 1/3 and Duke Mason. North also said the carnival will be running each night.

He additionally said the open class building will be open again for those who would like to enter exhibits.

The fair will start Tuesday July 12 and will end Saturday July 16. Fair books are available at the Advocate Office and the Extension Office.

See todayís Advocate for the special fair edition.