Cherry Blossom Festival Vendor Donate Food, Making Middle Georgia Great

Cherry Blossom Festival Vendor Donate Food, Making Middle Georgia Great

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - It's fair time again, and the midway is packed with games, rides, and of course food.

Every year, vendors come from across the country to Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival to sell their goods. Thousands of people walk through the gates to enjoy the delicacy's only found at a fair. Foods like pizza, elephant ears, and roasted chicken. And it wouldn't be a fair without cotton candy!

But what about those who truly cannot afford to enjoy what the fair has to offer?

"I've got to give something back," vendor Jerry England says. England is the 'go-to' guy when it comes to elephant ears and funnel cakes. He is donating 50 elephant ears to the Salvation Army.

"I believe it's the right thing to do," Jeff Beaver explains. Beaver owns the Roasted Corn stand. He is donating 30 ears of corn to the Salvation Army.

"We like to help the community," Jim Kelly says. Kelly owns the Louisiana Grill where the teriyaki chicken is grilled. He is donating 15 meals of chicken and rice.

"I was happy to help out," Brian Gillette says. Gillette is donating four of his pizzas to the Salvation Army.

The dinner will feed around 50 people who come to the Salvation Army for dinner. Guests who would otherwise not be able to afford to eat some of the staples of a fair. The cooks at the Salvation Army, are more than happy to receive such a gift.

"It's amazing. It's amazing. God works in mysterious ways," Harold Jarrell says. "They'll be amazed. They're going to be glad." Jarrell is one of the cooks in the kitchen at the Salvation Army. He plans on letting those who come through the lines to enjoy all they can of the fair sampler platter.

Cotton candy and candy apples were also donated to the Salvation Army for dessert.

"God has done so much for us, so you know, we've got to give back a little bit to Him," England explains.

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