Possible updates to fairgrounds

The fairgrounds could look differently by next year as updates were discussed by the Seneca County Fair Board when it met Tuesday. These updates would include either repairing or replacing the fencing and gates, putting siding on for one of the barns as well as building a porch and updating lights. The Junior Fair Foundation requested approval for layouts of a new building that would be used for their storage. These updates have not been approved as board members need more discussion on it and quotes are still being determined.

One topic that was approved upon is the horse stall rental contract that increased the amount individuals will pay for a year to $400. Also approved is the amount of $300 to be donated to Bascom EMS, Sycamore Fire and Bloomville Fire for working the fall derby. Furthermore, board members reviewed the fall derby. This event brought in $14,314 with expenses totaling $13,470.25 which left a profit of $834.75. The attendance was low compared to the previous year. Getting a crowd in the fall was one issue they continue to have with this event.

The fairgrounds will host the Rosier Auction at 10 a.m. Oct. 26. The first auction date will include tools and beer and metal signs. The second auction date will have trailers, lifts, large equipment and tooling. The Ohio State -Seneca County 4-H Program, on the Seneca County Fair Board, is having a teen workshop from 6pm-8pm on Oct. 28th at the Seneca County OSU Extension Office. This workshop is for any teens 13+ and their parents to come find out how to get more involved in 4-H at the county, state and national level. Additionally, this organization is hosting a coloring contest around Tiffin until Nov. 25. There will be two age groups, 5-8 years old and 9-12 years old. All entries from both age groups will be entered for a drawing of a gift basket. Entries can be picked up and dropped off and displayed at the following locations:

• Seneca County OSU Extension Office — 3140 S. Rt. 100, Suite E, Tiffin.

• Tiffin Tractor Supply Company — 2501 W. Market St., Tiffin.

• Tiffin Rural King — 2300 OH-18, Tiffin.

• Animal Hospital of Tiffin — 2765 S. St. Rt. 100, Tiffin.

• Ag Credit Tiffin Branch — 2500 W. Market St., Tiffin.