By Vicki Johnson
Last week, construction crews were putting the final touches on the new $148,000 livestock barn and show arena on the fairgrounds.
"It's usable," said Phyllis Gerritsen, secretary of Seneca County Agricultural Society. "It's looking good, and it's going to be great."
The 100-square-foot building is located where the sheep barn used to be. It will be the show arena for all the species this year, Gerritsen said.
"It'll be a multi-purpose building, but this year they're needing it for sheep and as a show arena," she said. "That's what they're needing to use it for this year. They tore down the old barn, so they're needing for those animals."
Funding for the building partially was donated from Junior Fair Foundation, with the remainder paid for with a loan.
A bid was awarded to Clouse Construction for the main building at $112,495, plus $4,700 for roof insulation.
The building contains eight 16-foot doors, costing $12,000, and electrical work was about $20,000.
People who want to watch livestock shows can find the building in the livestock area not far from the Junior Fair building.