Fair Posts Great Numbers Despite Dicey Weather

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Iffy weather but great numbers for the annual Salmon Arm Fair over the weekend.

Fair Coordinator Jann Durocher has the rundown, saying "It was amazing. We actually had 50% more admission on Friday than last year - It's the highest on record that we've ever had."

In comparison to another year with rough weather.. Durocher says "If we look back on 2017 when it was rainy - we were up 20% from then."

She also notes that reports of lightning hitting the Ferris Wheel on Saturday were off-base "Our Security saw it on Facebook and said it was sort of an optical illusion.. the Ferris Wheel never got hit by lightning - it was actually quite a ways away. We didn't get any strikes on the fairgrounds."

We don't yet have an update from our RCMP on their calls near the Fair from the weekend.