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Fair financial report shows rain impact


October 31, 2019

Palouse Empire Fair board members received a financial report which reflected the impact from the rain storm which doused the grounds on the last day of the fair. The fair’s gate revenues were down $4,692 from the previous year for a drop of about seven percent, and the attendance total was down 1,259 from the previous year.

Proceeds from the carnival were down $652 from the previous year, Fair Administrator Bill Tensfeld reported to fair board members at Monday night’s meeting.

The Sunday rain hit after the fair marked a strong day at the gate on the previous day and that offset some o...

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