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Fair organizers will develop a plan for new location

Published 5:13pm Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Agee asked Nolen if the search for property to hold the fair was still ongoing or if the Henry M. Adair School was the chosen piece of property for the 2014 fair.

“We have searched for property,” Nolen said. “We just can’t find anything. There are some places we have looked at but you have to have a place that is a central location for everyone. You don’t want the fair being held in the middle of nowhere.”

Nolen said the fair would require roughly 50 acres for parking and 20 acres for the fair and the search had been difficult to locate a place within the county that fit that description.

Caton told Nolen the sooner he could develop phase one of the project the better due to work needing to be started on getting a location ready for the 2014 fair.

“The quicker you can get a plan together the better,” Caton said.

Nolen said he would like to see everyone work together and avoid trying to spend all of the Kiwanis Club funds on a new piece of property instead of giving away the money to the community.

“We should be able to come up with a phase 1 set of plans including establishing a location and figuring out how much money it would cost within the next month,” Nolen said. “We will get that together and report back to you what we have been able to come up with.”

Nolen said in a telephone interview on Wednesday that he thought the meeting with commissioners had been productive.

“We were very pleased with our discussion,” Nolen said. “The commission offered the use of hauling some dirt if we need it as well as the use of their equipment and that was a positive thing. The next step is coming up with the first part of our plan which we are working on now.”

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