By Terry Harpole For the WPT
When the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves were playing Sebastopol in Maben for Homecoming on Oct. 12, people were probably wondering where one fan was.
That fan was Nicky Ray Lewis, who most people here and most salesmen who call on all the stores know as “Nick” or “Good Buddy.”
Nick was not at the game because he had gone to the fair in Tupelo. All the rides and other amusements on the midway are owned by Wade Shows from Livonia, Mich.
This fair trip really began Sept. 24 when Nick’s dad, Rufus Edward, and his Uncle Dee from Tupelo made the trip to Verona to take Nick to the fair.
When arriving in the city limits of Verona, it was learned there was just a little mix-up of information. We’re not saying on whose part that the fair did not begin until the following Friday, and in the place of it being in Verona, it was in Tupelo at the BancorpSouth Arena.
So the following Friday, the 28th, the trip to the fair was again made. This time, Nick’s brother, Rufus Edward, had to be at work so Nick’s Uncle Dee drove back down from Tupelo to take Nick to the fair.
It is really not known who enjoyed the fair the most, Nick or his Uncle Dee. This was one trip that Nick was not heard asking, “When are we going back home?”
Nick, who never meets a stranger, was greeted by many people while walking around the midway by, “ Hey, Good Buddy, What are you doing here?”
On the drive back home, Nick was already making plans for the fair next year.