Morrill County Fair Went Smoke-free This Year

The Morrill County Fair will end its run as a smoke-free event.

The Panhandle Public Health District donated signs so visitors would know about the new ban.

Fair board President Melissa Amateis told Scottsbluff television station KDUH that the board decided that going smoke-free "just makes a better place for everybody to come out and enjoy what's going on without having to deal with the smoke."

County fairs in many parts of the country have banned smoking cigarettes, while others have banned smoking cigarettes in only certain areas of their fairgrounds.

The Morrill County Fair is scheduled to end Sunday.