Union County Fair Board is “Building on Tradition” for its third consecutive year as it seeks to continue facility improvements at the county’s fairgrounds.
Ben Adamson, vice chair of the fair board, said the board will unveil a new brick donation wall aimed to recognize the contribution of the individuals and organizations that have donated nearly $1.6 million for renovation of the county’s fairgrounds in Afton.
The board raised more than targeted for its Building on Tradition capital campaign, so the fair board decided to do some additional upgrades. The renovation involved overhauling portions of the fairgrounds to increase space efficiency, safety and the overall experience for fair-goers with an updated show arena, and hog, sheep and cattle barns.
The fairground facilities are also used for shows aside from county fairs such as the all Iowa Shootout, wedding receptions and prom.
The “Building on Tradition” update and fundraiser will feature an auction and prime rib dinner from Weaver Meats. For those observing Ash Wednesday, a fish option will be offered, as well. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Adamson at State Farm Insurance, 641-782-8549; Jamie Travis at Hometown Insurance and Realty, 641-782-4935, of Chad Rieck at KSIB Radio, 641-782-2155.