Commissioners Assist in Asphalt Resurfacing

At April’s Monthly Board Meeting, Hardin County Commissioner Roger Crowe addressed the Hardin County Fair Board in response to a request to have the County Engineer’s office reseal the county road spaces on the fairgrounds. Crowe made mention that while the engineer’s office was willing to reseal the county roads on the grounds, the office would need further compensation for the parking spaces on the grounds.

Crowe made note that the math equated to a 65/35 split. Commissioner Crowe then told the board that the Commissioners were prepared to cover the remaining balance that would be left to the fair board, which was approximately $8,471.

Kelly “Buck” Buchenroth, chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee expressed the thanks of the board.

We are all very thankful for the help and support from the Commissioners. They are a great asset in keeping the grounds maintained, and mamking it one of the nicest fairgrounds around the area.

Commissioner Crowe commented on behalf of the commissioners:

The Hardin County Commissioners have agreed to cover the cost to treat [the] additional areas.  The total contribution by the Commissioners will be approximately $8,471.  In addition to the road project and as has been done in years past, the County has made a $10,000 contribution to the Agricultural Society.  This contribution has been placed in a capital improvement fund for future use.

2018 Season Kicked Off With Annual Beef Weigh In

Sammie Unger leads her calf into a chilly December 30th weigh in.

The unofficial kickoff to the next fair season was held in the form of the 2018 Beef Weigh In. 64 animals were weighed in total. 35 market beef animals were processed, while 29 dairy beef steers crossed the scales.

Hardin County Fair Foundation Asks For Your Support on #GivingTuesday

On this #GivingTuesday, we are asking for your support of our Hardin County Fair Foundation.

The Hardin County Fair Foundation financially supports the Hardin County Fair to preserve and improve the fair for generations to come. The fair foundation’s sole income is by donation.

We believe in transparency. Here are the numbers of the foundation:

In 2016, Junior Fair Members and other generous parties donated $28,242.12 which brings the foundation’s balance to $63,880.34 at the conclusion of 2016.

The mission is to raise $100,000 before the group can start pursuing and completing projects. While that is a large number, and we are over halfway to our goal, every penny still counts.

We want to especially thank those Junior Fair Members that have donated portions of their livestock sale proceeds to support the foundation’s mission, and continue to grow the experience that has impacted so many people.

New Fair Directors Elected, Sworn In

Winning seats on the Hardin County Fair Board of Directors are:

  • Craig Decker
  • Kelly “Buck” Buchenroth
  • Charles “Charlie” McCullough
  • Dan Beale
  • Paul Ralston
  • Rob Wilson
  • Jack McBride
  • Brad Murphy

The directors were sworn in by Hardin County Fair Secretary and Treasurer, Judi Cronley.

Also at the reorganizational meeting held Saturday evening, Craig Stump was elected to the office of President and Corey Ledley was elected as the Vice President.

Upcoming Event: Dairy Beef Feeder Tagging

The annual dairy beef feeder tagging will be held on Saturday, May 27th. The event begins at 8:00 and will last until 10:30. Dehorning, castration, and other vaccination services will be offered by Diamond M Veterinary Clinic, in addition to the mandatory vaccine and ear tag. Animals are not required cross the scale or be weighed, however, to be eligible for the Rate-of-Gain contest, animals must be weighed at this time.