DAILY LEADER / KATIE WILLIAMSON / Kymauria Shannon, 3, throws darts at balloons during the Mississippi Spring Fest and Fair Wednesday at the Lincoln County Civic Center. The fair continues through Sunday, May 11.
Meanwhile Donald Hurst works his carnival booth at the fair. The 65-year-old has been working fairs since he was 15. “Minimum wage was $1.20 at that time but I was taking home 20 percent of my profits,” said Hurst. “I thought, wow, what’s the matter with this? So I stayed.”