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County Fair loses money


August 23, 2017

The Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo lost money this year.

The event had $110,604 in expenses, Anita Pennel, fair board treasurer told County Commissioners Monday at their regular meeting, and earned only $41,726 in ticket sales.

The event, though, had a budget of $110,000 in levied funds from the county, as well as donations.

“We are levied in X amount of dollars. That’s the money we have to work with,” Pennel said. “Doing it this way, we know what events are actually covering their own expenses. That’s what’s going to let us know what we want to bring back next year.”

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