CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wearing a tuxedo and hairpiece that looked borrowed from a bad Las Vegas lounge singer, L. Michael Ross squeezed his way through the crowd Thursday night at The Orchards looking for contestants for the game show "Are You Smarter Than a Fair Goer?"
"We went to the Franklin County Fair a few weeks ago to interview real people about what they know about Franklin County ... and they did not disappoint me," Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., told about 450 people at the 21st annual Industry Appreciation Dinner.
Ross' victims in the audience of business people and politicians were asked a few questions to see how they stacked up against video clips of people at the fair. The first contestant had no trouble naming the county seat, Chambersburg, but not so for the folks at the fair.
"Democrat?" guessed one woman.
"Cumberland?" a man speculated.