HENRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PLEDGE $250,000, NEW COUNTY FAIR EVENTS BUILDING


The drive for a new livestock arena and special events facility for the Henry County Fairgrounds got a huge lift today from the county commissioners. Commissioners president Glenn Miller announced that Henry County was supplying $250,000 toward the project, with money coming from carryover in the Henry County general fund. The Agriculture Improvement Committee that’s spear-heading the project reports they now have about 1 million dollars in pledges, with the other $750,000 coming from the local farm community and local businesses. The overall price-tag for this type of multi-use facility for the Henry County Fairgrounds is estimated at 2.5 million dollars. The senior fairboard has selected the northeast corner of the property to locate the structure. The time-table calls for the project to break-ground after the Henry County Fair of 2022, in hopes of having the building ready for the fair of 2023.Another source that will be sought for funding is the state of Ohio, which supports projects that generate economic development in their communities. It’s believed a year-round facility at the Henry County Fairgrounds could attract regional animal shows, entertainment events and more.


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