Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2000

2000 fair topic at annual meeting

February 23, 2000

During its annual meeting and dinner Monday night the Leavenworth County Fair Association discussed its plans for a bigger and better fair.

The board hopes to add a six-foot tall chain link fence along the derby pit at an estimated cost of $3,300. Members said they hope they can improve lighting in the administration building.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks brought a laser shooting computer system to the junior high not long ago and one of the association's members suggested that they obtain this for the fair.

The program allows people to practice trap shooting. The board agreed that this would be an essential booth to bring to the fair.

Another new attraction might be a rock-climbing wall. This will need to be discussed further.

Providing a better accessible food court is high on the agenda for the board. Russ Plaschka is looking into the cost of making food court improvements, estimated at about $6,500. The county commissioners have allocated $5,000 to help with this.

The board also discussed guidelines for the queen contest. To avoid biased factors, the winner of queen will be based on the number of tickets sold.

Two categories will be provided for the selections, one for princess ages 7-13 and one for queen ages 14-19. Winners will receive belt buckles. Other participant prizes will be discussed later.

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