When Kool and the Gang sing their famous lyrics, "Celebrate good times, come on," at the San Joaquin Fair later this weekend, it will have special meaning. The fair, which opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday in Stockton, is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
In honor of the anniversary, the first 150 people through the gate Wednesday will get free admission. Fair board member Mitch Slater says dignitaries, local and statewide, have been invited to attend the opening-day ceremonies, which will include a parade by the Lincoln High School marching band.
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