CADIZ — With the Harrison County Fair opening Monday, the summer fair season is under way.
Committees have been working hard on the fairgrounds that are now ready for the rides, farm equipment on display, food wagons and game stands.
Great sweets will be a part of the home-baked department contest, along with the canned goods made fresh by the cooks.
Officials with Gary Cain Realtors and Auctioneers are preparing for the sale. Board members, 4-H leaders and others go all out to make the fair a success. Four-H members work for more than 10 hours to get slips signed from bidders.
The Harrison County Agricultural Society last year decided it was time for a new barn as the current one is nearly 100 years old.
The main barn will a 40-foot-by-12-foot by-180-foot structure with 30 12-by-10 stalls. There will be a tack room, a dressing room and two wash stalls.
There are six levels of donations: Friends of Ag Society up to $499; bronze level, $500 to $5,000; silver level, $5,001 to $10,0000; gold level, $10,001 to 20,000; platinum level, $20,001 to $50,000; and presidential level, and $50,001 and up.
Silver level offers the opportunity to purchase naming rights for a stall, and is available for the first 30 $5,000 donations The gold level offers naming options for the tack room, dressing room and wash stalls and is available for the first four $20,000 donations. Platinum level offers naming of the announcer booth for the first donation of $50,000, plus two tickets per donor for a year. The presidential level offers two naming opportunities — one for the barn and one for the arena. Naming rights are available for the first two $100,000 donations. Naming rights will remain in place for 15 years.
Fair officials said 100 percent of the funds raised go directly to the new barn, which is 501(c) nonprofit. Their goal is to provide a safe environment to continue our community’s equine related events.
Checks can be made payable to: Harrison County Agricultural Society, P.O Box 274. Cadiz, Ohio 43907. For information, visit givebutter.com/horsebarn or contact Rich Eberhart at (740 ) 517-5199 or Vickie Coffland (740) 491-0378.
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