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Literacy on the Midway

Posted October 1, 2007 11:59 p.m. EDT

I went to the Dixie Classic Fair last weekend to test out a camera and polish my mad funnel cake eating skillz. One thing I did not expect was to spend a lot of time reading on the Midway.

But I did! It was because of a kid's funhouse called Pan's Palace of Fun. The whole airbrushed exterior was covered with bunches of inside jokes. I stood there for 15 minutes and just read.

Unfortunately WRAL's blog software does not allow me to embed good-sized photos here, but I created a set of some of the jokes at Flickr. Be sure to check out this funhouse if it ends up on the Fairgrounds midway.