COUNTY FAIR BOARD
the Bond County Fair Board meeting last week, the Board
accepted the resignation letter from Bill Kendall because
of other commitments. He said he would still assist
the Board as much as he can. Adrian Ostrom replaced
him on the Board.
of the meeting was spent planing fairground improvements
and planning repairs caused by storm damage to the horse
arena, horse barns, and to the fence south of the gardenstand.
Building and Grounds Committee reported the improvements
to the community buildings are proceeding. The Board
approved the expenditure of up to $5,000 to oil and
chip roads on the fairgrounds.
of the fairgrounds by Vandalia inmates has begun and
the Board authorized the purchase of two more lawnmowers.
Richard Debatin has been mowing the parking area for
several years with his tractor mower and has never asked
for any pay. The Fair Board voted to pay him $100 per
month plus repairs for keeping this parking area in
such good condition.
will be auto races at the Bond County Fair this year.
representative of the Midwest Auto Racing Association
was present at the meeting, and agreed to pay the Bond
County Fair $1,250 to hold auto races Thursday night
of the fair. They expect to race midget and mini spirit
next meeting of the Bond County Fair Board will be May