Expo starts cooking

By MICHELLE PERRY State Journal Staff Writer Published:

The best things in life come on sticks. From rock candy and corn dogs to pickles on a stick and chicken on a stick, the Capital Expo festival is the place for good food on a wooden stick.

And it's been that way for 30 years, this year's opening day being no exception.

With wooden sticks come other good foods. At Gene and Nita Brisson's kettle corn stand, a large wooden spatula is used to stir the popping kernels in a giant black pot. The popcorn is then poured into a round copper bin so it can be bagged and sold.

"We're just a couple of grandparents who work on the weekends," she said.

The couple drove up from Cosby, Tenn., and say they're loving their first year at Expo. Even though Thursday is the least busy day of the festival, she said, "We haven't been able to sit down and I love it!"

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