Baby Barn beautified

Iolan Jim Smith is replacing rotten boards and other parts of the beloved "Baby Barn" at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

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April 20, 2021 - 9:53 AM

Jim Smith, with his dog, Lou-Lou, talks about repairs he’s making to the Baby Barn building, focused especially on the roof. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Whoa, baby …

The beloved Baby Barn is getting some much-needed attention and care down at the Allen County fairgrounds.

Jim Smith has been busy on the project for three weeks already, focused especially on replacing and repainting the many wood slats in the building’s ceiling.

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