My husband and I eagerly anticipate each column written by Barry Saunders. The Oct. 2 column “ Hey, where did the State Fair crowds go” was one of his best! Who in their right mind would or could eagerly anticipate taking their family to the beloved North Carolina State Fair?
The tragedy of the malfunctioning ride last year was horrible enough for all those involved; those injured will never be the same. Imagine now that a child or adult might be killed while waiting in line to ride the Ferris wheel or bumper cars. What would those headlines be like? Surely something can be done to avoid a death simply because our residents decide to buy a ticket to the fair. This is a tragedy waiting to happen.