HAMILTON, Ohio - The heat index on Wednesday sweltered past the century mark. That did not keep Butler County Fair workers, fans, and showmen away from the rides, food, and exhibits.
"The fair is not for people that can't take the heat, that's for sure," said a man named Jerry.
He stood in line to grab lunch from a tent where Chelsey Finan, 20, was grilling, frying, steaming food. This is her second year working at the fair.
"Yesterday wasn't that bad, because we got the rain," said Finan. "The day before was kind of like [today]."
The breeze came and went, but the sun ruled the sky with little cloud cover, which made shade a hot, cool commodity.
"You know it's warm out here," said Cleveland, Ohio resident Teddi Gillespie.
She was in town visiting with friends from when she lived in the area. You might of thought that the heat was getting to here.
"It's great, just remember all the snow that we got a long time ago," Gillespie said.
Snow is not in the forecast any time this weekend, but if you want something hot off of the grill, you can always come visit Finan. She will serve you a cold soda to go with your meal, but she stays away from the fountain drinks.
"I usually water to try and stay hydrated from all the heat," said Finan.
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