HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The general manager for the Kansas State Fair announced Thursday he has resigned, saying he is leaving to keep front-line workers employed after the fair was canceled amid pandemic concerns.
“The impact that COVID-19 has had and will continue to have on the Kansas State Fair will be significant,” Robin Jennison wrote in his resignation letter. “It is my intent that — in serving as the first casualty — it hopefully will lessen the impact on our other employees.”
The fair board voted last week to cancel the event for the first time in its 100-year history after several large vendors pulled out over coronavirus concerns.
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