Seneca County Agricultural Society President Cal Staib told members Tuesday night that help is needed to complete the milkshake stand by fair week July 23-29. The ceiling has been installed, drains and waterlines are completed but electrical outlets remain to be done.
A total of $5,100 has been spent so far on the project inside the education building. Appliances and materials must be transferred to the new facility. Staib said the double doors on order for the project have not been paid for.
Junior fair coordinator Val Hohman reported entries for this year's fair include 157 goats, 216 swine, 104 sheep, 157 poultry, 277 rabbits, 275 beef-steers and feeder calves and eight dairy cattle. A work day is being scheduled for next week to prepare for fair week.
Two activities during fair week that were not noted in printed fair promotional materials are a taxidermy mount display and a turkey-calling contest. Wednesday of fair week, game entries are to be taken 4:30- 6 p.m. with judging to follow 6:15- 8 p.m. There are four categories: big game, which includes deer; fish; birds; and small game such as squirrels and raccoons.
There is no entry fee and winners are to be awarded a ribbon.
The turkey call July 27 is broken down into age divisions and several calls must be performed. There is a $5 entry fee and winners receive 75 percent of the entry fees collected in his or her age group.
Registration for both activities starts July 9 by calling the fair office.
In other action, the board:
Heard the board has $33,641 in all accounts as of May 31, and the loan balance is $92,954 plus interest.
Heard there's a flea market Saturday and Sunday.
Plans to purchase three planters for the fairgrounds.
Heard 100 kids were involved with 4-H camp on Kelleys Island.
Discussed trees in the camping area that should be removed.
Discussed a chuck wagon.
Adopted a recommendation from the sales committee to allow only grand champions in all categories in the commercial sales ring.
Discussed campsites during the Vietnam Wall visit.
Heard food vendor Dennis Behm inquire about participation.
The agriculture society meets next at 7:30 p.m. July 10.