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Southwest Georgia Regional Fair wraps up

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Southwest Georgia Regional Fair wrapped up a little early this weekend.

Unfortunately due to rainy weather, the fair did not open Sunday.

Gates were scheduled to open at 1-o'clock but because of the consistent rain, it was shut down.

Despite the weather, they say there was a pretty good turnout.

The fair brings an economic impact of more than a million dollars and raises money for organizations that help child abuse victims.

"It is what it is, there's somebody up there operating that rain shower more powerful than we are down here we're just thankful for what we got so we can give back to the community in some way."

Nichols says it's been about 14 years since they had to close the fair down because of rain.


But about 40 thousand people came out and they raised roughly over 70-thousand dollars for several organizations.

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