MILLERSBURG -- Fundraising consultant Matt Hughes met with Holmes County Agriculture Society President Kerry Taylor recently to discuss a list of people to contact to meet the $250,000 challenge pledge.
The Holmes County Fair has received an anonymous pledge of $250,000 provided the fair board can match the donation.
"Cash and in-kind donations will count towards the matching donations," Taylor said at March's monthly meeting of the Fair Board.
He also shared a letter that was sent with a donation from Laurie Tate who had read about the matching funds in the paper and wanted to help with fundraising.
The entertainment committee met earlier with the Fraternal order of Eagles about the Little River Band on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Harvest Ridge. The Eagles will reimburse the costs for staging and audio. First Choice Portable Staging contract was approved for $4,500. Also, the contract from Brian Kozicki was also presented for the audio needs for Little River Band. A motion to approve the contract for $3,500 and send payment.
Dale McKee, chairman of the livestock committee, gave a recap on the BEST Show from the March 4 weekend where there were 278 head registered for the show at Harvest Ridge. The committee met to discuss the event and clean out the livestock building.
Taylor added that it was an extremely successful show, and that is what Harvest Ridge will be like in the future.
Steel was scheduled to arrive the first week of April to start the new exposition center.
Chief Deputy Richard Haun was present at the meeting to discuss security planning for the fair week and the increased security for Saturday evening of the fair.
Next meeting will be Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
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