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Get ready for a new and improved fair!

Thanks to the generosity of Common Pleas Judge Brett Spencer, the Merchants Hall at the Adams County Fairgrounds has a brand new paint job.

Entering the 2015 Adams County Fair, thanks to Comfort Home Care and Carter Lumber, visitors will notice the new and improved ticket booths.

A new covered area now adorns the Youth Show Arena, thanks to the Adams County Cattlemen’s Association.

The Adams County Fair is just that, a County Fair that provides entertainment, support for the youth, educational opportunities, family fun, and a place to catch up with the people you haven’t seen for many months. As the final touches are being put on buildings, lawn maintenance, and schedules finalized, The Adams County Agricultural Society would like to take the time to say “Thank You” Adams County for your continued support and the enthusiasm as we work hard to bring this fair back to an event that is bigger than ever, better than ever, and a place where families can’t wait to come and memories are made forever.

The building improvements this year include the new covered area on the back of the Youth Show Arena. This program was made possible by the Adams County Cattlemen’s Association. The new end of the horse barn and fresh paint, landscaping, and gravel was taken care of by the Horse Association, 4H Clubs and many parents of children who bring their horse projects to the fair.

The Paging Booth was a Senior Fair Board renovation project that included windows donated by Adams County Lumber Company and labor provided by John Chamblin, owner of Cornerstone Remodeling. The new counter and a bench was taken care of by Corbett Phipps and Donnie McCarty from the East Tiffin Aggies 4H Club.

The Probate Department continues to weed-eat, paint, stain, and clean barns. The original bathroom building has a fresh coat of paint from the Juvenile Court, along with a mural in the works to represent various things in Adams County. The Floral Hall is completely updated inside to reflect a more colorful, modern feel inside that will better showcase the talents of our local citizens. The Adams County Beef and More 4H Club has painted the inside of the Floral Hall and has created flower beds in the Shady Acre area behind the Cattle Barn.

The Merchant Hall has a new paint job on the entire outside and this was thanks to Judge Brett Spencer as he has generously donated $3,000 from his court programs to help improve the grounds. Judge Spencer also continues to provide court workers to help with all of the labor needs on the grounds. Pittsburg Paint Company jumped in at the request of the Adams County Lumber Company with their Community Action Program that allows them to give 25 gallons of paint to a community project.

The Hog Barn roof is also slated to be primed and painted before the fair starts. The original ticket booths were in very sad shape. Comfort Home Care wanted to do something big to improve the grounds, so they took on remodeling both ticket booths by replacing plywood, new shingles, new paint, and decorating. Comfort Home Care teamed up with Carter Lumber for materials and ended up with about $500 of material completely donated.

The Fantastic 4H’ers repaired and painted the entire wash stand area and removed all dirt and debris by the Goat and Sheep Barn. The Grandstand is getting a complete remodel of all new flooring, benches, railings, and ends. This project will not be officially completed until the 125th Adams County Fair, but the goal is to have the middle section, railing, painting, and ends completely finished for this year. The Grandstand is a huge structure and all the lumber has been donated by the Jack McCoy Family and the McCoy Lumber Company.

Chad McFarland will be sealing more asphalt while McNeilan Trash is working on the trash removal needs, and much needed electrical work has been completed, along with hand dryers installed, toilets replaced, speakers added behind the grandstand and fixed throughout the barns, gutters replaced, and on and on.

Remember the saying “It Takes A Village”, well, it is truly represented on the Adams County Fairgrounds. A tree planting campaign has also been implemented and you can purchase a tree during the fair in the Paging Booth. Many areas are lacking shade so the Fair Board has decided to start this program so people can purchase a tree and then be recognized for their donation. The planning never stops.

The Adams County Fair Board meets every month and planning starts again each August for the next fair, the next round of improvements, scheduling entertainment, and fundraising. The Grandstand Bonanza tickets will be available during the fair from the 2014 Outstanding Fair Supporter’s Booth, Mr. Tony Staggs, State Farm Insurance and are $100 each. The Grand Prize is $8,000 and the date for the Bonanza Dinner is October 17 at the Fairgrounds.

The 124th Adams County Fair kicks off with the Parade line-up at 4 p.m at the old hospital and then moves through town and to the fairgrounds starting at 5 p.m. Bring a float, a wagon, walk, ride your horse, throw some candy, and be part of this wonderful tradition.

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