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It’s always good to start your first fair with an attendance increase. The 20018 Erie County Fair – perennially billed as “Best 12 Days of Summer” – drew 1,198,789. This is a .46 percent increase from 2017 and is the second highest attended fair in the Erie County Fair’s history. The 2014 fair at 1,220,101 remains the record.While this increase may seem statically small, it must be noted that the 2017 Erie County Fair saw a 21 percent increase over the 2016 event. The Erie County Fair has been on a winning ......[read more]
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With a wide range of eclectic events and exhibitions, the Sonoma-Marin Fair offers something for everyone. The annual June fair is located in Petaluma, Calif., and ran the 20th to the 24th this year, packed with activities. According to fair CEO Allison Keaney, the most popular event is the Ugly Dog Competition. This year marked the 30th anniversary for the competition. “That is our biggest event during the fair,” she laughs. “We are known nationally for that contest, and we had 14 entrants this year. The top prize winner ......[read more]
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John ‘Nick’ L. Alberts, born December 06, 1956, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday October 02, 2018. He lived 61 incredible years on this Earth before passing. He was in the Sun City Center Hospice House surrounded by friends and family during his last days with us.

Nick was a kind, spirited man who always left a smile on everyone’s face. He was born to Joseph and Betty (Jessup) Alberts in Baltimore, Maryland. At the age of 14 he dedicated his life to his love for helping others find joy, by giving himself to the carnival business. He gave 47 years of commitment to Reithoffer Shows up until his last days. He loved to entertain friends, family, and strangers alike. Everyone that knew Nick knew he was a stand-up guy. He was the type of guy that if you met him once, you were considered a friend. He had an infectious personality that you couldn’t help but laugh with him, regardless of the circumstances. Nick had an appreciation for fishing, playing cards, and everything Harley-Davidson related. He could be found out on one of his bikes on any given day, at the card table playing poker, or on a boat trying to catch anything that was biting. He loved spending time with family, eating his favorite food, spaghetti, and showing his true Maryland side with his affection towards tasty cakes. He went above and beyond for the people in his life and you never had to question his loyalty or friendship to you.

Nick leaves behind his four kids: Jerry Condo, Nick, Jordan, and Julie Alberts, along with two grandkids: Anthony Condo and Meadow Alberts. Nick follows his parents Joe and Betty and his sister Paula Thornhill up to heaven. He was a loving father, brother, and friend. He comes from a large family and is survived by his siblings Helen Thornhill, Larry Green, June Hitt, Joseph Alberts Jr., Betty Kirby, Loretta Murray, Toni Nuccio, Charlene Clapper, Jeff Alberts, Doug Alberts and their families.

Nick’s service is going to be held at First Baptist Church of Riverview on Friday October 12, 2018. Pastor Josh Weaver will be officiating the service at 1:00 o’clock. Following will be a celebration of life in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church of Riverview. The church is located at 8626 US 301, Riverview, Fl 33578.

His family would like to thank the coordinating staff at Hillsborough Memorial Funeral Home and the wonderful staff at the Lifepath Sun City Center Hospice House. And another thank you to the amazing leadership and generosity of those on staff at First Baptist Church of Riverview. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for friends and family to donate to the OABA Duke Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, at 1035 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1045 Winter Park, FL 32792. Please send donations with the description “on behalf of Nick Alberts” in order to allow us to create more scholarships in Nicks’ name to honor his legacy.

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Posted by: Matt Cook / Obituary on 10/6/2018

Nick Pelino

Nicholas W. Pelino, age 59, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Sunday September 23, 2018. Nicholas was born June 4, 1959 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania to Shirley Malee Plasynski and Nicholas C. Pelino. He attended Plum High School. Nick was an owner/operator of outdoor amusement equipment. He was involved in many organizations and activities, such as, OABA, SLA Gibtown Showmen's Association and a NAARSO/Level II Inspector. At an early age, Nick's love for Rock and Roll music developed into him becoming an avid drummer and a Harley Davidson enthusiast. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother and a friend, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in Dallas and Pennsylvania. Nick was a mentor to those in his profession and many relied on him for his great problem solving abilities.

Nicholas is survived by his wife Susie Pelino, Dallas, TX; Mother Shirley Malee Plasynski, New Kensington, PA; Mother-in law Beverly Steck, Dallas, TX; Father Nicholas C. Pelino (Ruth), Buena Vista, CO; Sister Cathy Plasynski Bayne (Sam), New Kensington, PA; Brother Christopher Plasynski, Penn Hills, PA; Daughter Nicole Pelino, Odessa, TX; Son Michael Pelino (Christina), New Kensington, PA, Son Gabriel Pelino, Dallas, TX and Son Daniel Pelino, Groton, Connecticut.

Nicholas was preceded in death by his Son Dominick Pelino and his Step-Father Edward Plasynski.

A celebration of life for Nicholas will be held Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Sparkman/Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com  for the Pelino family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Posted by: Matt Cook / Obituary on 9/26/2018
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