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Hundreds attend Boone County Fair amid extreme heat advisory

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Across the state people are facing dangerously high temperatures, but not even the heat wave could stop hundreds of people from attending the last night of the Boone County fair Saturday.

Temperatures hit 102 degrees in Columbia Saturday.

While people enjoyed the carnival they also had to stay protected from the extreme heat. Many took advantage of the cooling station provided by the fair. At the station people could sit down relax and stay hydrated.

Venders told ABC 17 News they had to prepare for the heat.

"We have a great staff and we dress for the occasion and have lots ice water like i said," Arianna Woods, owner of Cajun Catfish House said.

Jeff Cook eight year President of the fair said they took precautions to keep people safe.

"Boone hospital is here, they've been here every night. Columbia City Fire is here and Columbia City Police. Making sure everyone is safe and keeping everyone healthy," Cook said.

Events at the fair Saturday included a circus performance, car show, a pig show and more.

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