Pay It Forward with Fair Food Favorites

By Brett Martin |, Daniel Shedd |

Published 07/25 2014 06:52AM

Updated 07/25 2014 07:35AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With the Ozarks Empire Fair underway in Springfield, KOLR10’s Brett Martin spent time passing out tickets outside the fair gate, as well as, serving fair favorites to fairgoers.

"Have you ever heard of paying it forward?"  says Brett Martin.

"I have, once or twice, I believe," Augusta Vinson, St. Louis, MO.

"I'm paying it forward to you. Basically, what you do is I'll buy this for you and then I'll ask you, while you're at the fair today or while you're out this weekend, to buy something for someone else. Can you manage that?"  asks Martin.

It seems like fried oreos are the favorite around here this year.

"At like restaurant lines and grocery stores and somebody bought my popcorn in front of me, so then I paid it forward to someone"

"Why was it important for you to do that?" asks Martin.

"Because it's fun to watch their reaction," says Jan Appolonia, Pheonix, Az. 

"iIm trying to be creative though, probably buying her gas," says Vinson. 

"You can do it in a drive thru, you can do it in a restaurant. Just pick a table, like the next person that comes through here, I've got it," says Don Mobley from Rogers, Arkansas. 

"We delivered Christmas presents for the needy for Christmas and we do a lot of Salvation Army stuff and Ronald McDonald house," says Jenna Wooley.

"I am serving to the homeless on Saturday."

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