Carroll Co. Junior Fair officials kick off fundraiser for livestock building

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Officials of the Carroll County Junior Fair have announced the start of the official fundraising campaign to raise funds for the erection and completion of a new 70-foot-by-140-foot steel framed Junior Fair livestock facility, complete with handicap accessible restrooms and a Junior Fair office.

The building is to be erected and usable by the 2012 Carroll County Fair, and will replace the current Junior Fair office, market lamb barn, and market hog barn — all set to be demolished this winter.

Cost

The estimated cost for the completed facility is $260,000. A breakdown of the estimated costs is available upon request. The move to build a new facility began more than 13 years ago. During that time, the Carroll County Agricultural Society sold bottled water to concession stands at the annual county fair as a fundraiser, which has raised $22,000.

In July 2010, Rosebud Mining donated $50,000 to buy the steel-frame structure. The structure was delivered in March of 2011. Since this time, fair officials have been working with Studer Architects to develop the architectural plans needed to apply for and receive the necessary state permits.

The facility is being designed so that it may be rented out by the community for various events. The project received another donation Dec. 8 from the SURE Group, in the amount of $10,000. Presently, $178,000 is still needed to be raised to erect and fully finish the structure.

Donations

Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation may contact Ray Rummell at 740-269-0661 or Wes Frew at 234-521-3909, or mail their donation to: Carroll Co. Ag. Society, c/o New Barn Fund, PO Box 263, Carrollton, OH, 44615.

The Carroll Co. Ag. Society is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Any donation of $50,000 or more will allow your name/company to be listed on the exterior of the building.

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