By Kimberly Pistone
SIDNEY – The Shelby County Truthful Board mentioned sponsorships and electrical improve proposals, together with different subjects, at a gathering on March 15.
The sponsorship drive kicked off with a number of new sponsors. One thought is to have keg beer with from native brewer out there within the beer tent, together with the present can beer. Plastipak has donated $5,000 to the Truthful Board for the beer tent and can make half-gallon jugs with their labeling and emblem as an extra donation. This plan wants additional dialogue and can be up to date on the subsequent assembly.
A query was requested in regards to the sponsorship ranges listed on the Truthful Board’s web site. Carol Pierce defined that the sponsorships provide an ROI to companies that donate by giving them publicity. Area is supplied to sponsors to put a 10-foot by 10-foot tent or different objects with their signage. Sponsors even have area for banners on the fairgrounds. Moreover the sponsor’s emblem is on the web site.
There was a follow-up query from the February assembly, concerning the income that the digital billboard on Truthful Highway has introduced in. The query was circuitously answered, nevertheless it was defined that sponsors obtain both three or six months of promoting on the digital board as a part of their sponsorship bundle, and that publicity helps acquire sponsors.
Three proposals for upgrading the electrical on the fairgrounds have been introduced up. These proposals are wanted with the intention to start searching for grants to fund any of those tasks.
The primary proposal is to improve 74 tenting websites, with the estimated value at $193,000.
The second proposal is to enhance the lighting on the derby space, to incorporate higher lighting to enhance security and to succeed in into the parking space. The estimated value is $53,000.
The third proposal consists of HVAC for the Clopay Constructing, at an estimated value of $150,000.
The dialogue concerning the alternative of the Livestock Constructing continued from the February assembly. The skin elevation was finalized on March 1, however the consultant from Garmann Miller was not in attendance so the dialogue was restricted and can proceed on the April assembly.
The stage has been demolished and $2,000 was voted on and permitted to construct the concrete footers and crimson iron beam construction for a brand new stage. The decking can be mentioned at a future assembly.
Quotes have been obtained to switch the roof on the walk-through ticket sales space on the east aspect of the fairgrounds. To tear down the roof and rebuild with metal, the estimate is $9,500. The estimate to tear down and rebuild with the identical type flat roof is $5,500. This can be additional mentioned on the April assembly.
This yr’s free leisure will embody a catfishing pond. The Historic Society and Edison State Group School have each donated fishing tools for this exercise.
The gun raffle continues, with lower than half of the out there tickets remaining. The raffle can be held as soon as all tickets are bought.
The Shelby County Swine Breeders Affiliation is sponsoring a brand new present on the Truthful referred to as Shelby County Born and Raised, on Sunday, July 23, at 5 p.m. The foundations for the present have been voted on and permitted.
New this yr, the 4-H golf equipment can be promoting honest passes/memberships at their conferences from Might 1 by way of mid-June. This can be additional mentioned at membership conferences in April.
The Worldwide Affiliation of Gala’s and Exhibitions (IAFE) has requested Invoice Clark to turn out to be a member and attend a gathering in Millersburg. The board handed a movement to approve $250 for Clark’s membership and resort invoice for this assembly.
The final motion on the assembly was Katie Hughes explaining that the Junior Truthful ebook can be a separate ebook this yr.
The following honest board assembly can be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. within the secretary’s workplace.