Whether it's fried food or the frying pan toss, the Addison County Fair and Field Days offer a little something for everyone.
"Number one we always think of it as being dairy and agriculture. Everything is agriculturally based," Diane Norris said.
Norris has been the director of the field days for 28 years. The field days themselves have been around for 64. The key to its success? Staying true to Vermont. This fair is farm, food and family.
"I like to say no matter how many times you see it, every time you come it's new again," Norris said.
While most take time at the fair to indulge, one group of girls is giving back.
"I'm very passionate about it and that's a big plus. That's how I think you get things going," Makayla Foster said.
Makayla Foster is 14, but don't let her youth fool you. She's thinking big picture.
"Just the fact that it makes them smile and I like encouraging people. This is one easy way to do it," she said.
She's talking about servicemen and women overseas. Makayla invited her 4-H Girl Scout troop to help send cards to men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I contacted radio stations, enlisted friends and family for help, and we just got it going," she said.
It's something they did last year and sent more than 1,000 cards overseas. This year, they're not sure where the cards will end up, as many military members head home, but she's hoping their cards make a few more people's days this year. Their goal is to send 2012. She says the response they heard last year keeps her motivated.
"They just say I know they'll like that or I got one and I really liked that," Makayla said.
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