Fairgoers, officials set right example (commentary)

Fairgoers, officials set right example (commentary)

LAST year, when vandals attempted to destroy the butter cow at the Iowa State Fair, fair officials chose to play it cool. The cow was repaired, the paint mess was cleaned up and the show continued.

One year later, Iowa State Fair manager and chief executive officer Gary Slater explained, "There was no reason for us to make a big deal out of the incident. We were confident those responsible would step forward in the media."

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