Kiwanis bringing ‘Spring Fling’

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 20, 2005

Last year’s county fair was cancelled due to Ivan. But never fear – you won’t have to wait very long to enjoy the thrills and chills of your favorite fair rides.

Beginning this Saturday through the following Saturday, the old Wal-Mart parking lot in Greenville will be filled with the exciting sights and sounds of the fair.

The Greenville Kiwanis Club is holding a &uot;Spring Fling&uot; May 21 through May 28 and youngsters of all ages are invited to come and enjoy rides galore such as the giant Ferris wheel, Pharoah’s Fury and the Tornado , says Kiwanian James Peavy. The gates will open at 6 p.m. each night and at 3 p.m. on the weekends.

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&uot;This will be a scaled-down version of what you would see at a regular fair,&uot; Peavy explains.

An extensive array of children’s rides will also be in place for the small fry in their Kiddieland section.

&uot;Armbands are available for a charge of $12 each and with one you can ride any rides you want as much as you want from opening to closing,&uot; says Peavy.

As for when the &uot;Spring Fling&uot; will close each night, that all depends. Peavy says.

&uot;Whenever the folks quit coming in is when we’ll be done for the night,&uot; he says with a grin.

The Kiwanis, who also sponsor the annual Butler County Fair, will use the funds raised during the &uot;Spring Fling&uot; for the organization’s charitable concerns.

&uot;This is family fun for everyone and we hope folks will turn out and support us,&uot; Peavy says.

As for the county fair, Peavy says it is slated for the last full week of September at the Butler County Fairgrounds.