Ike recovery cancels S. TX State Fair

September 26, 2008 2:47:19 PM PDT
The South Texas State Fair in Beaumont has been canceled since the grounds are being used as a staging area for Hurricane Ike recovery efforts. ROAD TO RECOVERY: How you can help | School closings | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim | Latest power numbers

The sponsoring group, the Young Men's Business League, on Friday announced cancellation of the Oct. 16-26 event at Ford Park.

Organization officials say the fair should not be a top priority as individuals face financial difficulties following Ike, which hit Southeast Texas on Sept. 13.

Jefferson County officials also say Ford Park will continue to be a staging area for federal, state and local assets for Ike rebuilding.

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