Fair campaign reaches $452,750.


SIDNEY — The Buckeye Farm Antique Club will have its annual show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds at least through 2019 and the fairgrounds funding drive for a new grandstand is moving forward.

That’s following action during the regular meeting of the Shelby County Agricultural Society, June 16.

The board voted to extend a three-year contract at the 2016 rate to the Buckeye Farm Antique Club for use of the fairgrounds for the club’s annual show.

And Steve Eddingfield, of Fair Funding, who is managing the grandstand campaign, reported that with a grant from the state and a $50,000 grant that has been applied for from Ohio Department of Agricultural Fairs, committed pledges and cash donations totaled $452,750.

In other business, the fair board:

• Heard reports that there will be District 2 Holstein and Jersey shows at the fair on Sunday; that the Junior Fair Capital Improvement Committee will have a reverse raffle and dinner as a fundraiser at the fairgrounds, Sept. 24; that Mike Freistuhler had donated 160 new barrels to be used on the fairgrounds for trash collection; that the Starting Farmers 4-H Club had constructed 10 new barricades to be used during the fair; that barns will be sprayed July 17; that 10 Honda employees will assist with tear-down following the fair; and that the milk house milk tank has a new thermostat and the milk house has been inspected.

• Approved expenditures of up to $100 for lumber to replace the floor in the infield judges’ stand if deck board already in stock is insufficient.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

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