Fair sizzles: Heat helps, hurts fair crowds
This year's Douglas County Fair was a sizzler - both in temperature and attendance.
The rising heat and humidity, however, may have kept the attendance down on Saturday and Sunday, according to Dale Buchholz, secretary/manager of the Douglas County Agricultural Association, the organization in charge of running the Douglas County Fair.
At an estimated 49,000 guests visiting the fair this year, Buchholz said that was about a 2 percent increase over last year's attendance.
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