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No more foot longs at Columbus Fair

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  The Greater Columbus Fair kicks off in less than two weeks but this year, a staple will be missing from the festivities.

For decades, the Exchange Club of Columbus and their famous foot long hot dogs have drawn hundreds of folks to the fairgrounds but now, the group has decided not to take part in the fair.

The local civic group uses the funds they raise to help with educational programs for children and members say the fair's dwindling numbers of the past few years have forced them to make the change.

"We have participated in the fair for 40 years and we had many many faithful followers that came and purchased hot dogs from us and we appreciate that and we want to thank all of our followers who have participated but we just haven't, in the last couple of years, seen the numbers that we have in the past. The leave from the fair was strictly economics," said Spencer Cantrell, the group's president.

Civic Center officials say they're looking for a replacement.

The Exchange Club will have their fundraiser this year at the Shrine Club at 3202 Edgewood Road in Columbus from 11 AM- 2 PM from Saturday September 28th to Saturday October 3rd.

The 2009 Greater Columbus Fair will be held September 29 through October 4 at the Civic Center.

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