When the midway lights, the sounds of rides, demolition derby cars and the animals hit the Huron County Fairgrounds in about four months, the Huron County Senior Fair Board will have worked countless hours to get the fair ready.
Most recently board members and numerous other volunteers and businesses will have donated their time, services and equipment to make the fairgrounds more inviting. The biggest project on tap this year is making the south parking lot camping area bigger and more inviting. Workers recently have been spending their time upgrading the electric and water within the campground. Up until now, campers only had a power source for 15 amps and now it is being upgraded to 30 amps. The water line supply is also being upgraded to doubling the pipeline. In the past not all the camping spaces had electric and water, now they all will. While they have been upgrading all this they have re-arranged the spaces and parking and have doubled the amount of camping spaces, bringing the available camping to 144 sites.
All the volunteers and companies who have also donated their equipment have made all these improvements possible. Those companies include: Underground Utilities, Smith Paving, and Norwalk Landscape Materials. Fair Board member Gary Opper said members hope to have this project completed by the end of April and the electric to be connected soon after that.
With these improvements also come a cost, Opper said camping spots will increase from $120 to $200 per week.
Board members are also looking into the possibilities of some other improvements, but nothing is for sure yet, according to Opper.