August 15, 2007 If you stopped in over the past week, you know that the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds have never looked better.
From the entrance gates to the paved midway, the raised paths to the animal barns, new and refurbished structures, benches, flower boxes and decorative flags, the grounds have continued to improve in both appearance and utility. Despite a couple days of heavy rain, the asphalt midway and raised paths have transformed what used to be a muddy obstacle course for visitors into a safe and clean area.
Speaking of cleanliness, though hundreds of kids and adults converged on the fairgrounds all week long, dozens of fair staff worked hard to keep the grounds more than tidy—the entire area looked great all day, every day.
As always, 4-Hers and their committed volunteers did their part to make the animal displays interesting, educational and pleasing to the eye.
The Eastern Michigan Fair Board and Fair Manager Ian Kempf have continued to demonstrate their commitment to making the fairgrounds not just viable, but a destination for families and events. It's a great payoff for Imlay City and area residents, who don't have to travel far to enjoy a high quality fair and other entertaining events. Congratulations fair board, fair staff, volunteers and manager Ian Kempf. Great job on an excellent 109th Eastern Michigan Fair.