May 27, 2014 at 1:00 am

Thousands support school at St. Mary's Polish fair

Thomas Williams and his sister Leah of Farmington Hills ride the Himalaya at the St. Mary's Polish Country Fair in Orchard Lake. (David Coates / The Detroit News)

Orchard Lake — What is billed as the nation’s largest high school fair, complete with authentic Polish food, carnival rides and casino games, wrapped up Monday at St. Mary’s Preparatory.

The 43rd annual St. Mary’s Polish County Fair serves as a fundraiser to provide scholarships, support student initiatives and help maintain buildings.

Fair chairman Kevin Foe estimated there were about 110,000 attendees over the four-day event, which began Friday.

“There were a couple of fairs we’ve put on that actually had more people, but it’s been very busy and steady,” Foe said. “It was one of the most successful fairs we’ve ever had, because the weather was perfect, there were no security issues, no health issues.”

Shawn D. Lewis