|Fair discussion sparks poll|
|Written by Ed Gebert|
|Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:09 PM|
VAN WERT — When the Van Wert County Fair Board held its public meeting on Saturday, a familiar topic was featured — grandstand entertainment at the fair. Driving the discussion was local resident Deb Venderley, who has been collecting funds to bring in popular musicians at the fair. She told the board she has donations totaling $12,000 already and hopes to get to $20,000 in an effort to secure popular entertainment for a grandstand show.
Venderley asked for permission to continue to seek donations and to receive proposals from a Lima-based firm for possible acts. As part of that firm’s contract, marketing of the show would be accomplished through barter of show tickets, with 298 tickets requested for promotional purposes.
The board told Venderley that they would meet shortly after Saturday’s public meeting to talk about the matter and take official action. The decision left Venderley admittedly disappointed.
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