CADIZ – With the Harrison County Fair opening on Monday, the summer fair season is underway.
Committees have been hard at work on the fairgrounds which are now ready for rides, farm equipment on display, food carts and game booths.
Great treats will be part of the competition from the in-house baking department, as well as preserves freshly prepared by the chefs.
Officials at Gary Cain Realtors and Auctioneers prepare for the sale. Board members, 4-H leaders and others work hard to make the fair a success. Four-H members work more than 10 hours to get bidders’ slips signed.
Last year, the Harrison County Agricultural Society decided it was time for a new barn because the current one is nearly 100 years old.
The main barn will be a 40 foot by 12 foot by 180 foot structure with 30 12 by 10 stalls. There will be a tack room, changing room and two washing cabins.
There are six donation levels: 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, and $50,001 or more.
The Silver level offers the option to purchase naming rights for a booth and is available for the first 30 donations of $5,000. The Gold level offers naming options for tack room, locker room and wash stalls and is available for the first four donations of $20,000. The Platinum level offers Advertiser Booth designation for the first $50,000 donation, plus two tickets per donor for one 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 donations of $100,000. Naming rights will remain in place for 15 years.
Fair officials said 100% of funds raised go directly to The New Barn, which is 501(c) non-profit. Their goal is to provide a safe environment to continue our community’s equine events.
Checks can be made payable to: Harrison County Agricultural Society, PO Box 274. Cadiz, Ohio 43907. For more information, visit givebutter.com/horsebarn or contact Rich Eberhart at (740) 517-5199 or Vickie Coffland (740) 491-0378.