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Bluegrass Fair regroups from storms

Ronnie Mossoti of Lexington, a operations assistant with Fair Management Inc., helped dismantle the main tent that blew down Monday night at the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park. The big tent was damaged beyond repair, Mossoti said, and will be replaced by a smaller one.
Ronnie Mossoti of Lexington, a operations assistant with Fair Management Inc., helped dismantle the main tent that blew down Monday night at the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park. The big tent was damaged beyond repair, Mossoti said, and will be replaced by a smaller one.

Crews at the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair put up new tents Tuesday to replace those that collapsed during a thunderstorm Monday, injuring six people.

Fair officials said the largest tent collapsed at 8:10 p.m. on fair-goers seeking shelter from the storm. Names and conditions of those who were hurt were not available.

The main tent, bright yellow canvas with blue stripes, was damaged beyond repair. It will be replaced by a smaller tent that will cover the stage for a concert scheduled Thursday, said Mike Kaplan, a spokesman for the fair.

Given the yellow tent's size — 60 feet wide, 100 feet long and 12 feet tall — it's unlikely that a replacement could be found by the time the fair closes Sunday.

Two smaller tents were damaged or blown down in the storm. Both should be replaced by Wednesday, Kaplan said.

The fair, at Masterson Station Park, started Thursday and runs through Sunday.

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