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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was just one of the thousands that showed up on the Frankford Ave. Saturday, May 17 2014 for the annual May Fair. For those that are reading this from out of the area, that section of the city is called Mayfair, hence the name.

The event is put on and has something for everyone. Merchants get a chance to show what they have as thousands are drawn to the area. It's a really good idea for shops to have specials. example, Wit N Witout steak shop was charging $5.00 for a sandwich. They had good signs and the business was packed. Other pizza shops that simply opened their doors and charged regular price were deserted.

Other merchants put up tents and had employees do face painting for children. that went well. Still others were giving out trinkets. once such merchant had people stand in line to spin a wheel. The prizes were pens, key chains and similar stuff. No thanks. The only people willing to stand in line are children,who will lose the item anyway.

Then there were attractions. pony rides and a dunk tank. People were hoping that the governor would stop by but he did not get into the dunk tank that was setup for the May Fair Town Watch. He was not scheduled to, but had he been a sport and done it, a lot more money would have been raised. Instead, he kept walking around shaking hands . He is hoping to keep his job as primary election day is Tuesday. The town watch did okay without the governor, as there was a steady line of people paying $5.00 for seven throws.

Then there were attractions and bounce houses for children. Adults could listen to music from bands like REV or LeCompt. A small stage was erected and the area in front of the stage grew more compact with people as the day wore on.

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