Fair site upgrade a positive

Published 11:07 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An agreement between the Lawrence County Commission and the County Fair board will lead to upgrades of the fairgrounds.

A new EMS station, which will serve the eastern half of the county, will be located at the fairgrounds, while a senior center and a community center will be located on the eastern end of the property.

The senior center will replace the Sybene-Chesapeake senior center, currently located in a modular unit beside the Chesapeake Community Center.

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The community center will be available for different functions throughout the year, as well as be open during fair week.

The senior center has served the community well, sponsoring a number of events throughout the year, and becoming well-known for drawing hundreds to its monthly “Our Day” dinners. A new facility is well-deserved.

As a county heavy in farming, Lawrence County depends on the fair and the fairgrounds as a showcase for what it has to offer.

Any improvements to the area are a good step for all.

We commend the fair board, the port authority and members of the commission who worked to make this possible.