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Fairs Return To City, Excite Students

Photo by Tim Carroll

John Athey ’13
Staff Reporter

There are a lot of things that come with spring in the world of a local adolescent, school getting out, finals, the changing weather, and more specifically, the fairs.

There are two fairs held in Saint Clair Shores annually. The first fair is The Civic Fair, located on Stephens and I-94 at the S.C.S. Civic Center. Traditionally this fair is earlier in May, around the second weekend. This year it runs Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 13, all day. The second fair, the St. Joan Of Arc Fair, is held in the parking lots of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on Overlake St. and Mack Ave. Every year it draws the youth of the area, and their families as well. Fair goers are treated to rides, food, and games throughout the late May weekend.

Photo by Tim Carroll

As the sun sets behind the ferris wheel, the party is only beginning at the Civic Fair. Photo by Tim Carroll.

As the weekend of the fair approaches, people begin to share their expectations as to what they hope to get out of the experience this year. “I expect big crowds of people,” says Senior Greg Johnstone, a frequent fair attendee. “I expect a nice, sunny day and to see lots of friends outside in a festive environment,” says Sophomore Joe Breitner. Regardless what of what people are hoping to happen, there are plenty of high hopes for the upcoming weekend.

There are plenty of things that people love about the fair . There is a lot to do and  there’s always some favorites. Junior Markus Riggs  says he loves the elephant ears, white Breitner loves “being on the ferris wheel with (my girlfriend).” Whatever it is, there’s plenty of things that should please this year’s crowd.

So there’s plenty of things that the incoming crowd can expect from the fairs this month. Expect huge crowds, rides, and much more. Check it out, the Civic Fair is this weekend and runs from 10:00 am to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. The St. Joan Of Arc Fair will be the weekend of May 18th at St. Joan of Arc Church on Mack and Overlake.

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