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The Fair: Fun for many, but work for some

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Posted: October 10, 2006 12:00 a.m.
Updated: October 23, 2006 4:18 p.m.
    Martha Fay Foglio spent Tuesday night at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, but she was mostly working.
    A member of the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, Foglio manned pass gates to help the Statesboro Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club, which hosts the fair, pays other clubs to help with security, since the event has grown so large it needs more security, she said.
    The money earned by the Statesboro Noon Lions Club goes to  help the Lions purchase eye glasses and provide eye exams for those who can't afford them and have no insurance, she said. "The Lions Clubs paid for my first eye exam when I was younger," she said.
    Working the pass gates at the fair is an interesting pasttime, she said. "Everybody has been nice, and no one has given us any problem."
    However, there were a few folk who "weren't aware they needed a pass and thought hey could just walk in."
    Pass gates are for those who have vendor passes or other passes. Everyone else must pay admission, she said.
    While Foglio enjoyed working the pass gates, she did get to enjoy other areas of the fair, including riding around on a golf cart with her husband Dan Foglio, one of several Kiwanis members in charge of security.
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