Fairboard approves construction of a new Community Education Center

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The Darke County Agricultural Society has approved the construction of a new community education center. The project will be just over 11,000 sq ft. and the contract has been awarded to Bruns Construction.

We did have six interested builders but only received two bids. The board decided to award the contract to Bruns Construction, who we will start working with later this week to iron out all the details.

We are excited about our ability to finally move forward with this building. It will be funded by fundraiser money, state grant money, and other private donations for those still wanting to be a part of this project.

More details will be coming out as we move forward with this project, which will eventually include a ribbon-cutting and recognition of our major donors and supporters.

This building will be usable year-round, and during the nine days of the Fair, it will be the home of our Dog department for Jr Fair, Open Show, and Exhibition.

If you have any questions or would like to be a donor, please contact Laura Ahrens, Fair Manager, at 937-548-5044 or email laura@darkecountyfair.com.