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What a difference a day makes

August 18, 2018

By Ed Zagorski

edz@wdtimes.com

BEAVER DAM — While sunny skies and warm weather were on tap for the opening of the Dodge County Fair on Wednesday it was a different story and forecast for Thursday.

“With the lightning and the rainstorm we had coming through the area we had to cancel the show,” said Sharon Keil, Dodge County Fair secretary. “We just couldn’t risk it. We had both grandstands full for the Badger State Tractor Pullers show on Wednesday and people were out enjoying the show, but that all changed in a day’s time.”

Keil said when the Oak Ridge Boys show was officially canceled at 7:20 p.m. Thursday anyone who came to visit the Dodge County Fair did not have to pay admission.

“We are looking for the weather to clear up this afternoon,” Keil said this morning as heavy rains washed through parts of Dodge and Jefferson counties. “We are getting a few sprinkles right now, but nothing too heavy here.”

She said any chance for rain should clear long before country singer Chris Janson takes the stage at 8 p.m.

“We keep in touch with Dodge County Emergency Management and they let us know if any bad weather is headed our way. The weather should not be a problem for us or fairgoers.”

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