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Fair Board looks into inflatables, car show, concessions

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"We are a team and we will want to have best fair possible with a lot of options," Buena Vista County Fair Board President Randy Robbins said at the monthly planning meeting.

Sky High Bounce offered the board a no-risk chance to sign up the act for July 29, the last day of the fair.

According to Jared Stille of Sky High Bounce, the company would place about five attractions on the fairgrounds, the company would staff and sell tickets, with the board to receive 10 percent of the profits.

"We would love to do it all weekend but we are already booked. We had Sunday open," Stille told the board. "We may have a new attraction by the time of the fair as well."

The tickets would sell for about 50 cents each and the different attractions would offer a variety of entertainment for different age groups.

"We have a maze that is more for the younger kids and the slide we generally have up to teenagers and the joust we have everyone including adults involved," Stille told the board.

The Fair Board voted to set up a contract with Sky Bounce.

"We will have a contract set up for both parties to sign for agreement," Robbins said. "We have contracts with everyone know and make sure that it is document so that there are no disagreements later."

SERPACI car club was also contacted by Fair Board Vice President Jim Peterson about doing a possible car show. Robert Neppl of the SERPACI said there was some interest in showing cars and doing a ride but was not sure what the Fair board is looking.

Robbins said that the board was looking at different ideas and were wondering if it would be possible to have a group of cars be on the fair ground periodically.

The cars could also participate in the antique tractor ride on Friday July 27, it was suggested.

Neppl said he would talk with people and see what they were interested in doing.

Stille, along with Gregg Bieber of Storm Lake, were interested in joining the fair board.

"We have five spots open on the board and we glad to have people interested," Robbins said.

Doug Allerdings has approached the board about taking over the concession stand on the fair grounds. Allerdings wrote the board a letter about taking over the stand for one year, asking for certain equipment like roasters and refrigerator space. Some of Allerding's concerns would not need to be investigated right away.

Lee Meyer was selected to work with Allerdings to see if a contract could be ironed out.

The board is also excited about the first small animal auction that is coming up on April 21.

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