The menus have been left mostly the same, with the addition of mac and cheese and a new sandwich, Jenkins said.
Proceeds will be used for Grafton UMC’s mission work of helping needy families, and purchasing school supplies for children, Jenkins said.
“We wanted all the money to go back to the community or to help people,” Jenkins said.
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For more than three years, Grafton UMC shared shifts with North Lewisburg at the pavilion, according to Jenkins.
The decision to officially pass the responsibility to Grafton UMC was made due to North Lewisburg’s aging congregation, Bails said.
“It was getting kind of tough for us to be here at the fair all week,” he said. “We had a lot of fun doing it, but it was just time to give it up,” Bales said.
The pavilion and other facilities at the fairgrounds returned to normal operation Tuesday following a power outage at 8:15 p.m. Monday
All facilities on the fairgrounds were affected, said Meredith Bodey, Champaign County Fair Board Secretary.
Following the power outage, the fairgrounds was closed early and evacuated, Bodey said.
Power was restored to all facilities after 10 p.m., according to Bodey.
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The outage occurred all across the south end of Urbana, Bodey said.
“We hope the weather holds today and that we don’t have it again,” Bodey said.
The Champaign County Fair continues through Friday.