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Youngster enjoys food and rides at the fair
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Wallace Holland, an 11-year-old boy from Statesboro, plans his time at the Fair Saturday. - photo by MICHELLE BOAEN/staff

Fair Kid

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Wade Holland, an 11-year-old from Statesboro, was anxious to hit the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair midway Thursday afternoon.
    The sun was shining, his friends were at the fair, and the smell of deep fried Twinkies and cotton candy tantalized his nose.
    But it was the bumper cars that lured him the most.
    "I like to get on there and just get my rage all out," he said with a grin. "I like to get on there with the teenagers and just ram ... them!"
    All in fun, of course.
    It is the thrill of the exciting rides that hold the most charm for Wade. Bumper cars are fun, but he enjoys the Gravitron and the Fireball, too. His night lay ahead of him and he just wanted to have fun.
    What did he have planned? "All sorts of stuff," he said, fidgeting in anticipation while politely answering questions from a reporter.
    He enjoys the food, too, he said. Likely his night held a mixture of thrill rides, playing a few games and downing some candied apples and fries.
    The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is open tonight and Saturday. Gates open today at 4 p.m., and Midnight Madness is tonight, which means wrist stamps will be sold for $15 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. - but not before. The stamp enables a bearer to ride as many rides, as often as he wishes.
    Gates open Saturday at 1 p.m., and wrist stamps will be sold all day long for $18 each.
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