- Associated Press - Saturday, August 27, 2016

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Fair has welcomed its 2 millionth visitor since the moving from Lincoln to Grand Island in 2010.

The Grand Island Independent reports (https://bit.ly/2boB19x ) that Jeff and Amanda Thober, of Ravenna, and their four children, were given the honor Friday evening of crossing the 2 million visitor mark.

The Thobers were greeted by State Fair officials as they came through the main gate. The honor got them season passes to this year’s fair, concert tickets and carnival passes, a gift certificate for the fair’s gift shop and $100 in cash.

This year’s state fair runs from Aug. 26 through Sept. 5.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, https://www.theindependent.com

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