shows a man who's wearing a baseball cap and striped shirt standing in front of a lunch counter. There are stacks of soda cartons stacked up behind him.

89-year-old Tommy Highsmith has been working the booth for Raleigh’s Westover United Methodist Church for decades. He said the booth started out serving chicken and biscuits in a bag for 75 cents, all made by the church ladies at home, along with sweet tea. The group keeps its prices for ham biscuits and other standard fare low, but enough to turn a profit. “I want it to be so that a family can come over here, have a good time at the fair, come in here, sit down, have a good meal, and not have to go to the bank to make a loan to pay for it,” he said. Credit: Rose Hoban

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