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Capital campaign begins for youth enrichment center

 

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Upgrade • A capital campaign is underway for a new exhibitor barn at the Antelope County Fairgrounds.The proposed structure will replace the current poultry and rabbit barns and add space for shooting sports. For more information, contact Rhonda Meyer at 402-750- 6006 or Tessa Hain at 402-887-5414.

A capital campaign to construct a youth enrichment center on the Antelope County Fairgrounds is underway.

The idea hatched after the 2020 show-and-go fair, as participation numbers in poultry and rabbit exhibits skyrocketed.

Rhonda Meyer, campaign committee chairman, said exhibitor numbers in these areas have increased exponentially in the past five years.

"Poultry exhibits have gone up 44% and rabbit entries are up 256%," she said. "We went from eight rabbits to 50 last year."

During fair week, poultry and rabbit entries crowd the two original, small structures, which are more than 50 year...



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