Monday, October 14, 2013

It's About Time

Purely local news, but it looks like our Rapides Parish Fair is finally moving from its old-time venue at the Coliseum to new digs south of town.
If all goes as planned, this fair will mark the end of a decades-long run at the Rapides Parish Coliseum. The plan is to move to a new location on Highway 71 South near Louisiana State University at Alexandria.
That's great news as the fair had outgrown the venue at the Coliseum.  Parking was a disaster, as the area around the fairgrounds has grown tremendously over the past decades and the Coliseum simply could not accommodate everyone who wanted to attend.  I quit going to the fair several years ago, simply because getting in and out was such a hassle.

Kudos to the committee that decided it was finally time to move.  The Parish Fair is a huge event, and we can only hope that with the move, it continues to grow and prosper.

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