Ticket booth volunteers face crowds, heat at fair

Monday, July 21, 2008 | 8:06 p.m. CDT; updated 8:44 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 27, 2008

COLUMBIA — Beth Weinsting and Caroline Dorsey sit in collapsible lawn chairs underneath a small red and white striped tent at the entrance of Gate A at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Two small coolers sit next to them and a small wooden table in front. A strong breeze blows laminated copies of the fair schedule, and Dorsey has to secure them down with duct tape. It may be annoying, but both women are thankful for the breeze this evening as they take admissions for the fair.