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Corny dogs at the carnival

Opening night at the Main Street Midway and there I was, beyond the age and girth of riding the flying elephants and yet too far away from my out-of-state grand-kids. What was a man of three score and one to do at the Ennis carnival? I’ll tell you what… have some fun, though much of it was an overload of nostalgia. Going back to the 1970’s, I recalled the times I was foolhardy enough to ride that Zipper. Spinning while spinning, and not always forward, it was enough to make me egress my lunch, involuntarily I might add. Speaking of exiting food, the main attraction to me were two items that I had a hankering to ingret. Yes, you know them well, the jumbo corny dog, albeit not as tempting as the ones at the Texas State Fair. Fletcher’s Corny Dog, according to history, was first sold by Carl and Neil Fletcher in 1942 at Fair Park. Yes, the icon on a stick, no offense to corn-on-the-cob, was reportedly invented by the Fletchers, though there are some who beg to differ. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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