Tomorrow is the official start of the Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek, but each year the day before it opens to the public, the fairgrounds becomes a special meeting place for some very special people. With the help of some very generous oraginizations, there is a day when people with disabilities can enjoy themselves in a relaxed atmosphere without having to worry about a large crowd. There is free food, games, prizes, rides, door prizes, karaoke and exhibits for all to enjoy at their own pace. Last year's event served over 800 special people and their family members.
My daughter's favorite part of the day was of course the bumper cars. For a few moments she gets to sit behind the wheel of a vechile and is allowed to go willy nilly around the track without any worries. In fact the more people she hits the more excited she gets! It's every child's dream. As a parent I got a glimpse at what our future will look like when she gets her liscence and made myself a mental note to get some extra insurance.
After the rides we hit up the game booths to test our skills. We didn't fare to well in this department but lots of fun was had just the same. Our next stop was to the make your own sundea booth, which is always a big hit. We waited until our brain freezes subsided before heading off to prize wheel. The choices were immense but we finally settled on bringing home a beloved stuff animal. Our day was now complete.
As our energy ran out we made our way to the car with a great feeling inside of us. We are very lucky to have such an event available to families who may not otherwise get to enjoy this kind of experience. I would like to thank all of the volunteers who donated their time to help work the event, to the Lacona Fire Department who donated the food, and to all of the businesses who donated the prizes. We appreciate the effort and heart that each of you put into the event each year.
For a daily schedule of this year's Oswego County Fair events, please visit oswegocountyfair.com.