INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: State Fair hopes to banish booze ban

2014-01-20T12:25:00Z 2014-01-20T19:06:28Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: State Fair hopes to banish booze banGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
January 20, 2014 12:25 pm  • 

The executive director of the Indiana State Fair believes lifting the ban on alcohol sales could initially provide a $200,000 revenue stream for the annual event. Cindy Hoye says the money would go back into the facility and reduce some of the fair's operational costs. A proposal at the Statehouse would repeal the ban that has been in place since 1947. Read More

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