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Last updated on Friday, August 23, 2013
(INDIANAPOLIS) - Hundreds of items were turned in to lost and found at this year’s Indiana State Fair.
After 17 days, hundreds of attractions and nearly a million people walking around the 250 acre fairgrounds, some things are bound to get left behind.
The fair may be over for this year, but not for Tessie Douglass. And she calls the items treasures.
The list includes a variety of items.
"We have a wheelchair, a baby buggy, carriage, drivers licenses, credit cards, phones, shoes," Douglass said.
"We have a hairpiece," she said. "A shirt, a jacket, purse, book bag and another purse. These are all keys."
In 18 years of running the lost and found, Douglass said she thought she'd seen it all. Turns out she hadn't.
"These are someone's teeth," said Douglass, holding up a plastic bag with false teeth in it.
"With cell phones, I ask that they bring in a charger. If they bring in a charger and we power it up, most of the time they'll be able to tell if it's theirs," she said.
The fair doesn't hang onto the unclaimed items forever. After 30 days, most of what's not picked up by the owner goes to Goodwill.
"The glasses, they go to the Lions Club," said Douglass. The cell phones go to IMPD to give to victims of domestic violence.
If you think you lost something at the fair this year, you have until Tuesday, September 17th to claim it. You can visit the administration building or call their office at 927-7500.
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