Volunteers are a big part of the Illinois State Fair. And they often work at the entrance gates. Kevin Lust with the American Business Club helps to organize them.
He says when they look at all the hours groups spend working at the gates the total amount of time spent is pretty staggering.
For the past 18 years the American Business Club has been organizing the groups to volunteer and then they make donations back to the groups for the time they spent working at the fair.