Kevin Ousley, of the Whitley County Farm Bureau and Kyle Francis, Whitley County 4-H Fair Board member, cut the ribbon to the news addition to the fairgrounds, a platform at the grandstands, replacing the portable stage. Looking on is Cathy Heritier, fair board president. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A year-long project came to completion just in time for the 2013 Whitley County 4-H Fair.
The Whitley County Farm Bureau donated $23,000 to Whitley Countyâ€™s 4-H club to build a new platform at the grandstands â€” replacing the temporary trailer stage used in the past.
â€śWe thought a more permanent fixture would be nice,â€ť said Kevin Ousley, of the Whitley County Farm Bureau. â€śWe sold our old building and wanted to do something for the community.â€ť
Ousley said most of the farm bureauâ€™s board consists of previous 4-H members and 4-H families.
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