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The Missouri State Fair, held earlier this month in Sedalia, Missouri, featured hands-on activities, competitions, thrilling amusement rides, and world-class entertainment. One of the most enthusiastic participants was Sparky the Fire Dog . He played Frisbee with the kids, rode a mechanical bull, washed windows at a lemonade stand, and even climbed aboard a tractor.
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“Sparky walked the crowd and even posed for photos with our state legislators and state police,” said Inspector/Public Education Specialist Lianne Stone with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. Stone is also an NFPA Public Education network representative.  “The state fair was a great venue for Sparky to get important information to people during the brief time that he had with them.”
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