The Fairest of States

It’s fair season throughout the Midlands, not just in Columbia. Over in Sumter, the local American Legion is hosting its fair, celebrating its 107th year in the community. 


Fair Manager Peter St. Onge says a portion of the money generated by the local fair goes back into the community to help the local American Legion post serve.


“As far as everything that the American Legion stands for — community, state, nation — the money that we raised here does stay in the community,” fair manager Peter St. Onge said. “It helps the veterans and the kids that are coming through our youth programs. So when we see people that come into here, and we tell them about all that. It’s why we wear our legion caps, that’s why it says American Legion Fair on [our shirts].”


“We want everybody to know that it’s the veterans that have served this country are now serving the community through the fair,” St. Onge said.

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