Sky Glider headed to east coast
In the midst of all the set-up at the Clay County Fair, there was also some tear apart going on.
The Sky Glider, which transported fairgoers from the north gate to the livestock arena, above the heavily traveled foot traffic on food row, was disassembled and is being prepared for transport.
"There is a separate owner, Sky Fair, and they just decided to remove it," Clay County Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons explained. "They got a chance for a more profitable opportunity. It's that simple."
Work to remove the cables and poles got underway last Friday. The final poles and pieces of equipment are being loaded this week. They will be transported to an amusement park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
"It was just a financial decision," Parsons said. "Sometimes around here with the cooler weather, it's not always conducive for people to be up in the air."
Work on the grounds is increasing with the "world's greatest county fair" set to begin its nine-day run Saturday, Sept. 8.