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Interim Manager Named For Kansas State Fair

Associated Press - July 16, 2015 3:16 pm

The 2016 Kansas State Fair had its second best attendance in at least 40 years, but the number of people gracing the grandstand at the fairgrounds continues to wane.

An interim manager has been named for the Kansas State Fair about two months before the 2015 fair gets underway.

The Hutchison News reports the Kansas State Fair board voted Wednesday to name Assistant Fair Manager Lori Hart as interim manager.

The fair, scheduled for September, drew about 350,000 people to the 10-day event last year.

Fair manager Denny Stoecklein announced last month he’s taking a job as director of marketing and communications at Hutchinson Community College. He begins work there Monday.

Fair Board President Harmon Bliss says a five-member committee of the board will continue¬†the search for Stoecklein’s permanent replacement.

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