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FARM BUREAU DONATES PLATFORM: $23K year-long project finished in time for fair

July 16, 2013

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 — 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 County’s 4-H club to build a new platform at the grandstands — replacing the temporary trailer stage used in the past.

“We thought a more permanent fixture would be nice,” said Kevin Ousley, of the Whitley County Farm Bureau. “We sold our old building and wanted to do something for the community.”

Ousley said most of the farm bureau’s board consists of previous 4-H members and 4-H families.

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