Clark County Fair visitors enjoy Springfield-CTC dog barn for the first time

Clark County Fair guests had an opportunity to utilize Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center’s newly constructed dog barn for the first time Monday

This is the second year Linda Wierzba’s son, William, is showing his dog Riley at the fair. Wierzba said she can see a huge difference between the old barn and the new one.

“It’s really awesome,” Wierzba said “It’s at least five to 10 degrees cooler in here now. It’s just a much nicer place for the kids.”

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The project was a partnership between CTC, Coldwell Banker Heritage and the fairgrounds It allowed CTC construction students to gain hands-on experience by working on projects at the fairgrounds site.

The barn was erected on the grounds of a demolished barn that was built in 1950, but torn down last summer. Students started working on the dog barn on the third day of the 2018-2019 school year and the barn opened in February.

The barn is all metal on the outside, with the inside heated, insulated and lined with steel.

Dean Blair, Executive Director of the Clark County Fairgrounds, said previously he continues to be excited about the fairgrounds partnership with CTC.

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“This was not a project that has errors in it or has mistakes in it or anything,” Blair said. “These things are professionally done, professionally built and top quality.”

CTC students have completed four projects at the fairgrounds — the dog barn, a new fire barn for Springfield Twp. and two shelter houses, according to Blair.

One shelter house is on the lake. The second transformed the former Highlands United Church of Christ Cafeteria, which served fairgoers for 62 years before it shut its door in 2017 when the church dissolved.

Today Fair

Golden Wedding Day

General admission is $6, and includes free parking and admission into all concerts. Admission is free for children five and younger.

Ride tickets and wristbands require separate purchase.

Gates open at 8 a.m.

Midway opens at noon and closes at 11 p.m.

Famous Amos Mechanical Bull Ride is from noon -11 p.m.

9 a.m. Junior Market Production Showmanship and Market Production Goat Show follows - Cattle Show Arena

Junior Market Barrow & Scramble -Swine Arena

Junior Fair Rabbit Showmanship-Rabbit & Poultry Barn

9:15 a.m. Performance Judging-Outdoor Horse Arena

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sales Office open

12 Noon Bear Hollow Wood Carvers - Arts & Crafts

Kiwanis & United Senior Services Golden Wedding Party - Champions Center Banquet Room. Music begins at noon. Party begins at 1 p.m. This is for all couples in Clark County who have observed their 50th wedding anniversary. (By invitation only)

Noon - 6p..m. Mobile Mammography - Hub Arena

1 p.m. Smoke & Mirrors- Hub Stage

3 p.m. David Wayne-Entertainment Tent

DinosaurXperience - Strolling Midway

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers - Arts & Crafts

4 p.m. Alpacas & Llama Show - Sheep Barn

4-7 p.m. Sales Office open

4:30 p.m. A Grizzly Experience-Midway

5 p.m. Grand Illusions Magic-Hub Stage

Scramble Meeting - Champion Center

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers - Arts & Crafts

6 p.m. Bunny Scramble-Rabbit Barn

Musical Freestyle Horse Show - Outdoor Horse Arena

Pie Auction-Entertainment Tent

6:30 p.m. DinosaurXperience - Strolling Midway

Dish of the Day Judging- Arts & Crafts Building

Eric Kand Hypnosis Show -Hub Stage

7 p.m. 4-H Winner’s Review- Champion Center

COTPA Tractor Pull-Grandstand

8 p.m. Bear Hollow Wood Carvers - Arts & Crafts

Grand Illusions Magic-Hub Stage

A Grizzly Experience-Midway

Ty Cooper-Entertainment Tent

8:30 p.m. Wyatt McCubbin - Entertainment Tent

9 p.m. Eric Kand Hypnosis Show -Hub Stage

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