The good news for the Allen County Fair Association is that county commissioners heeded last weeks plea and voted to approve a $9,000 increase to the groups annual budget. The bad news is that no one wants to help them fix their hog barn.
On March 6, the committee initiated contractor bids for the repair and improvement of the livestock barn at the fairgrounds. Invitations to apply were sent to 18 separate contractors with the stipulation that bids were to be returned by March 22. As of Tuesday, no one had applied.
In light of this latest whiff, members of the fair association have vowed to reach out personally to contractors in the area and return before the commission next week in hopes of having landed a willing bidder.