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Good attendance at the fair

More than 142,000 people attended the St. Joseph County Grange Fair over the course of its seven-day run last week, officials from the fair board announced Monday.

Despite rain Friday night and Saturday morning, a strong crowd to the Saturday evening Alan Jackson concert helped push the weekly attendance to a point that it surpassed 2011 attendance by 2 percent, according to fair manager Bill Johnson.

In a media release issued Monday by Johnson, vendors were satisfied with the week and an overwhelmingly positive response was fielded regarding Tuesday’s monster-truck show and Wednesday’s demolition derby. Johnson said efforts would be made to bring back both attractions in 2013.

The fair’s average weekly attendance is about 150,000.

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