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Food booth serving 62 years at the Colorado State Fair

Food booth serving 62 years at the Colorado State Fair
Posted at 4:43 PM, Aug 28, 2021

PUEBLO — Back in 1959, a few women with the Vineland United Methodist Church first sold lemonade and homemade pies out of their tent at the Colorado State Fair.

The booth has evolved over the last 62 years to become the Vineland United Methodist Food Booth, still run by volunteers.

"The church is such a special place, and so that makes the booth a special place," said volunteer Donna Fitzsimmons.

Donna Fitzsimmons has volunteered at the booth for 55 years.

To continue the tradition, Fitzsimmons brings with her kids and grand kids to the vendor.

"It's a generational event for people. They ate here as a child, they brought their kids here, now they are bringing their grand kids here," said Jackie Dorenkamp, Co-manager of Vineland United Methodist food booth.

The Vineland United Methodist Foot Booth will be open every day of the Colorado State Fair.

RELATED: Everything you need to know about the 2021 Colorado State Fair


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