"Indoor" Fair Heats Up

September 21, 2005 – Posted at 3:38 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR -- The Northeast Arkansas District Fair is in full swing. The rides are going, food is frying and folks are having a good time. But there is plenty of fair that takes place indoors.
It's a chance to check out who won the blue ribbon or try your luck with a door prize. And while there are plenty of great attractions and exhibits, one thing is missing: air conditioning.
“It's hotter then past years that we've been here,” said booth holder Mike Frisby of Brinks Home Security, “I wish we had air condition. They say it doesn't come until after Saturday night, of course that's a joke because everybody's gone.”
There's plenty of fair to check out inside, but stifling temperatures are bringing out clever ways to keep cool.
“We've brought in fans, several fans actually, trying to drink lots of water, keep our hair up, just the general things we would do out in the heat,” said Marti Selvery of St. Bernards Imaging Center, “I think it's actually hotter inside if you're standing still. So we all have our handy dandy fans going!”
Temperatures in Jonesboro did reach 92 degrees, with the heat indices around 102.