Grandstand receives a new coat of paint

An employee of Tooman Roofing and Painting rolls a fresh coat of paint onto the north side of the grandstand.

In order to maintain and preserve the iconic Hardin County Fair grandstand, the Hardin County Fair Board is investing $51,000 in painting the grandstand structure. Each side of the block walls, as well as the roof of the grandstand, will all receive a fresh coat of paint. The iconic letters that read “Hardin County” will be hand painted back on following the completion of the project.

We want to be sure that the grandstand is here and looking it’s best for generations to come. It is an icon recognized around the state, and we are committed to preserving it.

Corey Ledley, Hardin County Fair President

The work is being completed with funds from the Hardin County Agricultural Society’s capital improvement fund in collaboration with funds from the Hardin County Commissioners. The project is being done by Tooman Roofing and Painting of Leipsic Ohio.

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.