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Crews Put Finishing Touches on Hillsborough Rotary Fair Rides and Amusements

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A worker from Majestic Midways Amusements works on the carousel Monday prior to The Aug. 15 opening night. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The Hillsborough Rotary expects 15,000 will attend the Rotary Fair from Aug. 15-20. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The Rotary Fair features 21 amusements and rides. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Rides for young and old are featured at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Workers get the carousel ready for opening night Aug. 15 at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair.
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The Ghost Town fun house is one of the popular attractions at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Work crews from Majestic Midway Amusements and Paladin Amusements were at work early Monday morning assembling the rides and game booths for the annual Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s annual fair, which opens Tuesday, Aug. 15 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 20 alongside the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206.

Now in its tenth year under Rotary leadership, the Fair will again offer a dizzying array of thrill rides, games, food, vendor displays and a special fireworks show on Friday evening, Aug. 18.

Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 6-11 p.m. and Sunday, 2-7 p.m.

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“Families from all over Central Jersey have made our Fair a must-do family tradition,” said Anthony Franchini, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. “We are very grateful to the community members who have supported this important fundraiser each year.”

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Majestic Midway Amusements, based in York, Pa., has trucked in 21 rides from their previous engagement in Middlesex County last week.

In addition to the rides and amusement games, there will be a DJ, a wide selection of food, various displays by area vendors and a petting zoo.

Featured rides include the Himalayan, Bumper Cars, Ring of Fire, Super Shot, Sizzler, Zipper, Carousel, Kite Flyer and many more.

 This year, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday will be pay-one-price ($30) wristband nights.

All proceeds raised at the fair are returned to the community as contributions to local community service organizations.

A fireworks display by Interstate Fireworks, which debuted at the 2014 Fair, will again light up Hillsborough skies on Friday evening, Aug. 18, at approximately 9:30 pm (rain date is Saturday Aug. 19).  Petrock’s Bar & Grille is the major firework’s sponsor.

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has over 40 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.   Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  All funds raised by The Rotary Club of Hillsborough are used to support a wide variety of community service organizations and projects. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough meets every Wednesday, at 6:15 pm, at The Landing Restaurant in Hillsborough.

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