Organizers cancel Southeast Alaska State Fair, citing virus


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Organizers of the Southeast Alaska State Fair said Friday that the summer event in Haines has been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

In a statement, fair officials said it was a difficult decision but the right one to make.

“For us and many across Southeast Alaska and the Yukon, the Fair is something to look forward to at the end of the summer, a moment of congregation and fun separate from the rest of the year,’’ the statement reads. “2020 has instead united us with the common goal of preserving the health and safety of loved ones and strangers alike.’...

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