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Parade, ribbon cutting opens new barn


ROME TOWNSHIP — With a new barn ready for this year’s county fair, supporters are getting a chance to celebrate with a parade on Saturday.

Starting at 8 a.m. anyone who is interested can meet at the Kroger’s in Proctorville to march through the village of Proctorville up to the fairgrounds.

“This is the first year for it and they can meet there,” Commissioner Freddie Hayes said. “There will be a bunch of 4-H kids.”

Then at 10 a.m. fair board officials will have a ribbon cutting at the new barn. Right afterwards 4-Hers will start bringing in their animals.

Just before fair week kicks off on Sunday the rest of this week will be spent putting on the finishing touches to the barn. Fans and gravel landscaping is going up today and livestock pens will be installed on Thursday.