By Ben Marshall
During these hot days of summer, the one thing everyone can count on is the annual fair.
It brings everyone together, young and old, to have a little fun and socialize with the neighbors.
This year’s Vandalia Area Fair made a lasting impression on some, such as the girl pictured here wrestling with a pig in about a ton of mud.
In addition to catching pigs, attendees could participate in the baby show. Winners from this contest are on Page 8 and 9, along with more photos from the fair.
There were also tractor and truck pulls, where participants could test the pulling power of their vehicles.
There was even a go kart track for the young ones who wanted to be a little fast and furious.