Fair board now nonprofit group

By Patricia Ann Speelman - [email protected]

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Agricultural Society (fair board) received notification recently that its application to the Internal Revenue Service for status as a nonprofit, charitable organization was approved.

The announcement was made at the fair board’s May 18 meeting.

It was also announced that, because the photo finish booth for the track was removed when the grandstand was razed, a photo finish company will visit the fairgrounds to devise a plan to provide photos for close race finishes during this year’s fair.

In other business, the fair board heard reports that:

• New trees would be planted soon and new horse stalls were almost ready to be installed. At the time of the meeting, the stalls still needed new three-way and four-way connectors.

• Plans continue to move forward concerning a reverse raffle tentatively scheduled for September. Revenue from the fundraiser will support improvements to the junior fair areas of the fairgrounds.

• More than 70 lambs and 103 goats were weighed in for the 2016 fair.

In other action, the board passed a motion to accept new rules concerning animal drenching.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.