Ind. State Fair plans tribute to collapse victims

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana State Fair organizers plan to honor the victims of last summer's deadly stage rigging collapse by pausing all fair activities for a moment of silence at the time the collapse happened.

Fair executive director Cindy Hoye says that at 8:46 p.m. on Aug. 13 all rides, games, concession stands and other fair venues will be shut down temporarily for the observance.

She said during a State Fair Commission meeting Thursday that she hopes all fairgoers will join in the moment of silence and that it will be announced over fairgrounds loudspeakers throughout the day.

Seven people died and dozens others injured after strong winds toppled the stage rigging into the crowd waiting for country duo Sugarland to perform.

This year's fair is set for Aug. 3-19.

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