The fairgrounds in my county have been there since the 1700’s; The buildings aren’t that old, although I guess they have been there for fifty years or more, however all of the buildings could use a facelift, however sadly, there isn’ta lot of currency in the county budget to service up the locale, but people have moved out of the country & into the village & there’s no currency coming into the budget for improvements like that. After last week’s storm, I do not guess there’s much hope that the fairgrounds are even going to remain open. My friend and I had 2 inches of rain on Tuesday & then another inch of rain on Wednesday, but on Sunday, my friend and I had another inch of rain & that’s when the winds were the hardest. Some of the wind gusts were up to 73mph, including the wind gust that ripped the roof off the top of the grand stand. The roof was scattered in bits & pieces all over the fairgrounds. The next afternoon, the scrub up crew scrambled to scrub up the mess before the next surge of rain began, and when the commercial roofing corporation came to assess the detriments, I was laboring in the office, however i was listening to the commercial roofing corporation that came to provide my boss an estimate. The roofing replacement & repairs are significant & the county isn’tgoing to hand over those funds to a dying institution like the county fair. The currency would be much better spent to service up the youth center. The building & the parking lot has been abandoned for six years & it’s a real shame that the locale sits vacant.