The Benton Franklin Fair this year was such a success that the event ran out of parking spaces Friday & Saturday nights. Attendance numbers have not yet been compiled, but with the cooler weather, the number count should turn out favorably. This year the high temperatures topped out most days in the 80’s, and cooled down enough at night to require a jacket.
Vendors at the fair also were reporting a good event as they packed up their booths. Each year is a challenge as new booths and new food are introduced to tempt fairgoers, this year deep-fried butter balls and deep-fried alligator on a stick were introduced. Food sales appeared to be up because of the cooler weather, last years hotter weather kept some people from working up an appetite.