Mokane "World's Fair" raises more money for community
MOKANE - The "World's Fair" is continuing is 69-yearlong tradition of raising money for the community.
The Mokane Lion's Club each year puts on the fair to raise money for people in the community who need it most.
It has become one of the biggest community events of the year in Mokane and got the nickname "World's Fair" from fairgoers years ago.
Last year, the fair raised $45,000 for various groups supported by the Mokane Lions Club.
Terry Howard, a member of the Mokane Lion's Club, helps put on the fair each year and said he has been going to the fair his entire life.
"We raise money for the blind, eyeglasses, kids' eyeglasses, help the fire victims and help the community out," Howard said.
Karen Lister was born and raised in Mokane and has many fond memories of the fair and what it means to her family.
"It's just always been a nice gathering place," Lister said. "I started coming here with my grandpa when I was a kid, running around with my friends and he could visit with his friends that you might not see all year."
Lister explained how the tradition of calling the event the World's Fair got started.
"It's always had such a big draw and it's such a small town and its just an odd thing to refer to it as," she said.