By Julian Teekaram, Weekend anchor/Video Journalist - bio | email
OTTAWA, OHIO -
It's a hot start to the Putnam County Fair, and visitors are doing what they can to stay cool.
"We doused the kids with sunscreen before we came out and lots of water. Try and get in the shade when we can," said fair-goer Debbie Hagemann.
Cooling stations, along with benches and hand-washing stations are placed in shaded areas to offer relief from the heat. People are not the only ones who suffer when it's 90 degrees outside. Animals like goats and rabbits are being shown throughout the day, and also need to be kept cool.
"We just think about shade and water. So when we're showing our livestock we just make sure that we're keeping our exhibitors and animals in the shade," said 4-H Educator Jason Hedrick.
It's not expected to get any cooler, but as long as people and animals are protected from the sun, the heat can't stop the party.