With good attendance Saturday, Jaycees feel they will hit their 25,000 attendance target, said Kellie King, Craven County Jaycees president.
The early Saturday rain presented no problems, especially for the rodeo, said King
"We had to get fire trucks Friday to wet down the dust for the rodeo, so a little rain was good," King
said once they pay Playworld
and distribute the about $6,000 in checks today to winners in the agriculture, arts and crafts exhibitions, Jaycees will have money for the fairgrounds mortgage, area 4-H clubs and the assorted charities they support, including the Boys
and Girls Home at Lake Waccama, the N.C. Jaycees Burn Center
in Chapel Hill, the Craven County Exceptional Children's Program and other community needs.
All the feedback on the new rides and games vendor has been positive, she
The success will be a big morale booster for organization members whose membership numbers have dwindled in recent years, leaving a lot for those left to do over 10 days on top of their jobs, King
"The aged-out Jaycees, we call them exhausted roosters," King
quipped, are now the Craven County Fair Association
and they operate a food concession as well as feed the Jaycees during fair week.