26 August 2014
Paul Jackson, from Victoria, Virginia, had his Robinson R44 helicopter up in the air most of Saturday (Aug. 23), despite the occasional sprinkle of rain. For $30 per person he’d take up to three passengers into the sky, flying them over the fair at Pleasant Grove, Camp Friendship, Lake Monticello, and parts of the Rivanna River. “It’s been a good response from people,” he said. “I’m glad they asked me to come. If it works out I’d be glad to do it next year.”
Down on the ground the fair was in full swing. Crowds of people gathered around the apple slingshots, the pie-eating contests, and the livestock shows. Over by the dunk tank, Fluvanna celebrities such as Superintendent Gena Keller, Sheriff Eric Hess, and candidate for sheriff Mark Belew took turns plunging and re-plunging into the cold water.
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