Cordele Dispatch – By BECKY CRISSMAN
CORDELE — Everybody loves to see the fair come to town. All these giant trucks pull in their favorite rides, games, and concessions. Then the next thing you know the midway is filled and the lights dance across the sky.
In the next blink, however, it is all gone and nothing is left but an empty field. Do you ever wonder how it gets there and how it leaves? Do you wonder where it goes?
Amanda Macaroni, 28, lives in Quitman, with her husband and small son, Cole. Their second home, however, is the open road and the Family Attraction Carnival. Amanda’s husband Josh is a third generation carnival worker.
“Josh’s grandfather worked in the carnival business and so did his father Dominic, so he grew up around the midway,” said Amanda. “They have been in the business for the better part of 50 years. They have owned Family Attractions for about 14 years. It is a family affair.”
Macaroni and his wife Ruby own the rides and concessions portion of the carnival, while Amanda and Josh own the games. Even Josh’s sister and husband own a game. Amanda says that she has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things on her travels with the carnival.