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Holden  Hatcher  enjoys  a  ride  on  the  carousel  Thursday  morning  at  the  Coffee  County  Fair .  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Coffee County Fair, Kissel Entertainment open rides to disabled

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

The Coffee County Fair has been bringing smiles to faces for well over 100 years. Thursday it was the clients of Skills Development Services (SDS) who were smiling ear-to-ear – for free. The Coffee County Fair teamed up with midway entertainment provider Kissel Entertainment to allow SDS clients, who have mental and physical disabilities, to enjoy the midway rides free of charge and free of lines. “We are just so

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