The Macon County Fair Board gave away thousands of dollars to lucky ticket holders to the fair. A minimum of a thousand dollars was given away each night. Winners of the cash give-away on Saturday night received checks in the busy arena during the Tractor Pull. With help from Macon County Fairest of the Fair Mason Wix and Macon County Fair Princess Gracie Crouch, Robert Night, Annie Irvine and Diane Slack each received checks for $200.
The other two winners of Saturday night’s give-away were not present at the time the winners were announced, but if they remembered to write their phone numbers on their tickets, they’ll collect their winnings. Facilitator Jerry Ray said, “Tonight, we’re giving away $1000. Tomorrow night, we’re giving away $2000. The first night we gave away $1100 and then every night after that we’ve given away a thousand dollars. Businesses from around the county donated the money and we’re giving every bit of it away.”