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Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 AM
By: Amelia Robinson
The oldest fair west of the Allegheny Mountain Range raised thousands of dollars for those fighting back from the Memorial Day tornado that hit Beavercreek.
The Greene County Fair is set to present a check for $4,000 to “Greene Giving” and the Greene County Community Fund for those affected by the Memorial Day tornadoes.
A dollar from each admission on Saturday, Aug. 3, and a dollar from every ride wrist band sold that day went to the fair’s #GreeneStrong campaign.
“With those still impacted by the tornadoes and no longer front-page news, we sometimes forget there are still people struggling to recover and get back to some normalcy,” Dan Bullen, a director of the Greene County Agricultural Society, said in a press release.
The fair partnered with Triple Treat Shows in the fundraisers.
>> BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS: Aerial views of Beavercreek neighborhoods
Fifteen tornadoes were confirmed in the Dayton area on Memorial Day including the EF 3 tornado that struck shortly after 11 p.m. in Beavercreek.
City officials said it left a 14-square-mile “path of destruction” through the city and township.