Just days after one of three damaging tornados put the Hamburg Fairgrounds directly in its sights, Erie County Fair organizers are now cleaning up the considerable damage, but they are also taking some time to celebrate the area's resilience.
A T-shirt which proclaims "I survived Fairnado" is being promoted on the Erie County Fair's Facebook page.
"Thank-you again for your ongoing support as the clean-up continues and we prepare for the 'Best 12 Days of Summer,'" proclaims the Facebook site.
The 178th annual Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 9 to Aug. 20.
The site asks fair fans to post why they love the fair for a chance to win a free XL shirt. The shirt was produced by Park Avenue Imprints of Lackawanna.
The contest ends Monday at noon and the winner will be chosen at random.