Rain moves Fair exhibits indoors

Emergency Preparedness Fair - Marty Schuessler, regional coordinator for the Fire and Rescue Training Institute, University of MO Extension, demonstrates how easily one can be caught in a grain elevator and suffocated.

A rainy day that left pools of water in the grass at the Lions Club Fairgrounds Saturday made the 3rd annual Iron County Emergency Fair a mostly indoor event.

Still the fair drew upwards of 200 people to see all kinds of emergency preparedness demonstrations and safety tips.

“It exceeded our expectations, especially for that day,” said Charles Sayles, chairman of the fair committee. The fair is sponsored by the A. V. Lions Club and coordinated by the Iron County Extension Council.

Although the rain cancelled the arrival of an Air Evac helicopter and a few other outside events, organizers said that is the chance you take and promised a bigger and better Emergency Fair next year.