If you are going to the state fair or one of the remaining county fairs, state officials want you to stay healthy.  Staying hydrated and away from sugary drinks are a couple of tips being offered by Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold, who also says be sure to wash up before indulging in your favorite foods. 


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She also recommends people wear sunscreen and clothes that'll keep them cool.  Remember, bugs will be out so don't be afraid to spray on a bit of insect repellent with DEET to keep them at bay. 

 

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