State Fair Recovers Momentum
KSCB News - September 6, 2011 5:46 am
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – Ten years after the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks brought an emotional and economic pall to the Kansas State
Fair, officials say the event has healed from the fallout.
The fair was five days into its run when the terrorist attacks
occurred. Fair officials decided not to close down but some events
Fair manager Denny Stoecklin says crowd numbers dropped
dramatically after the attacks. Attendance has gradually climbed
every year, reaching 354,184 last year.
The Wichita Eagle reports that this year’s fair, which starts
Friday in Hutchinson, plans several events to commemorate the 9/11