DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) -- Officials with a central Ohio county fair are hoping for truly fair weather this year after bouts of rain left them with years of deficits.
Delaware County Fair manager Phil Terry tells The Columbus Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/KwxHyA ) that the event's success largely depends on the weather, which hasn't helped in recent years. The remnants of Hurricane Ike pummeled the area in September 2008, and the resulting poor attendance left the fair with a $400,000 deficit. More rain kept admission revenue down again last year, when the fair ran a $61,000 deficit.
This year, officials hope the fair will finally climb out of that financial hole. They've made more than $1 million in budget cuts over the past few years, and they're welcoming any prayers for sunny weather this September.