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County Fairs Provide Cheap Entertainment

Posted on 07/16/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWhat do you get when you combine Ferris wheels with farm animals and funnel cakes? That’s right, good old-fashioned fun at a county or state fair. With summer disappearing like a heat mirage on a desert highway, fair season is gearing up across the country. Having grown up in rural Ohio where kids anticipated fair week every bit as much as Christmas morning, I’m always surprised at the number of people I meet who have never been to a county …

Never Too Old for a Thrill!

Posted on 08/17/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentI loved this story! And not just because I’m from Pittsburgh and have ridden the Jack Rabbit myself a few times! Vic Kleman, 78, rode the Jack Rabbit – a wooden roller coaster at Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh – 90 times on Sunday. Ninety times in one day! It was appropriate though, because the Jack Rabbit is celebrating its 90th anniversary at the park. Those 90 rides brought Kleman’s grand total of times on the Jack Rabbit and its regionally …