You know you’re from Danville when….

Last week I was looking at the Daily Item’s website when I saw something that caught my eye. I turned to city editor and fellow Danvillite Bill Bowman and said, “Well, you know how townie I am? I just saw the announcement that the Southside Carnival is starting next week and I thought, ‘Well, there’s dinner for next week.'”

The Southside Firemen’s Carnival is a tradition for those raised in the Danville townie lifestyle – it’s something those outside of the fold would hardly consider a “fair.”

But those in the know understand that the food can’t be beat there. You go, you see your fellow Danvillians, you gain 10 pounds, you listen to some great music, maybe play a game or ride a ride with the kids and you leave.

It’s great.

I had wings and french fries, followed by a funnel cake. I probably exceeded my monthly quota for cholesterol intake, but I don’t regret it.

Here’s a peek at what I’m talking about:

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This is in the cafeteria-style pavilion as we were getting started.

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This is the crowd listening to some classics as they relax.

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This is a view from the other side of the carnival. As you can see, it’s not big, but we love it.

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