Natural Resources area at the fair


The Community Foundation Hall (former Grange Hall).

The Community Foundation Hall (former Grange Hall).


Courtesy photo

SIDNEY — There is always something new and exciting going on in the Natural Resources Area at the Shelby County Fair. Be sure to stop in the Community Foundation Hall (former Grange Hall) to see the fair displays and nature fun. The building will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., with a special opening time of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, in celebration of Senior Citizens Day at the fair.

FREE! Fun with Nature Crafts will be offered for children every day during the fair at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. by members of SEEC (Shelby Environmental Education Coalition). Some of the crafts offered last year included, solar bead bracelets, activity booklets, paper planters with seeds to grow at home, wind chimes, a farm animal craft and several surprises yet to be announced. Plan to join the free fun!

The Shelby County Master Gardeners will have many free fact sheets available and will have a drawing for a special door prize. The Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District will have a wide selection of printed materials to aid children and adults with their conservation journey.

Stop by the Shelby County Libraries’ booth in the natural resources area and get the latest information on the Amos Memorial Public Library’s upgrade and expansion. There are lots of exciting things going on at Amos Memorial Public Library.

When planning your trip to the Shelby County Fair be sure to allow plenty of time to visit the exhibits in the Community Foundation Hall Grange Hall. The members of SEEC invite you to enjoy not only the exhibits but also to stop by for a free cold drink of water and a place to eat, rest or visit with friends inside the building. There will also be beautiful landscaping to enjoy, courtesy of the Jason Weigandt Landscape Company.

Local partnering agencies participating in the fair include, Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District, North Central Ohio Solid Waste District, Shelby County Farm Bureau, City of Sidney Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Parks and Recreation, Friends of the Shelby County Park District, Shelby County Master Gardeners, Lake Loramie State Park, Jason Weigandt Landscape Co., Shelby County Library, and Shelby County Sharpspurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The partners of SEEC, along with the Shelby County Fair Board and the Rainbow Gardeners’ Club invite you and your family to join us in the natural resources area at the Community Foundation/former Grange Hall during the Shelby County Fair. Call Jason Bruns, of the Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District, at 937-492-6520, ext. 2586, if you have questions about activities going on in the natural resources area at the Shelby County Fair.

The Community Foundation Hall (former Grange Hall).
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/07/web1_Fair-Article-Picture.jpgThe Community Foundation Hall (former Grange Hall). Courtesy photo