The Barry County Fair Board is inviting area residents to tour the temporary fairgrounds site at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. The group will meet on the property owned by Dale McCracken.
McCracken, who is also known as Gizmo, will be hosting the 2009 fair and he plans to organize evening activities in conjunction with the fair. Members of the press and interested parties are invited to tour the site, which is on the west side of the road south of D&D Propane at Wheaton.
The Fair Board is continuing to seek a permanent location for the county fair and is actively seeking donations of money and land towards that end. For more information, contact Peggy Painter, Fair Board reporter, at 417-498-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.