TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Usually, this week on Wednesday would be kids day at the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo, but even the coronavirus couldn't stop the fair organizers from spreading some joy!
Starting at 11 AM on Wednesday morning fair crews passed out ''fair in a box'' a spin-off of Richland Parks and Rec ''bored in a box'' from earlier this month. Cars lined up to grab a free bag of cotton candy and a box with fun goodies like coloring, mazes, balloons, and cool stickers. Plus, coupons and kids admission tickets for the 2021 fair.
"We wanted to keep the spirit of the fair alive and there is not a lot of ways we could do that this year so we thought this would be a great way to do that and have joy," explained Fair organizer Lori Lancaster.
The 300 boxes went quickly, giving lots of kids a reason to smile, even if it was just in their car and not at the fair.
"All of these people in line would have been at the fair guaranteed, we usually see about 3,000 extra kids on kids day so it's a great way to keep in contact with them and let them know we are thinking about them," said Lancaster.
Organizers tell Action News they could have something similar again sometime soon, but with things changing regularly, it's best to just follow them on their Facebook here for updates.