NEW: Fairgrounds To Renonvate And Expand Poultry Facilities

Posted: March 20, 2014

Daily News-Record

The Rockingham County Fair Association plans to renovate and expand its poultry facilities at the Fairgrounds this spring.

Association officials say the goal is to highlight the historic and economic importance of the poultry industry in the Shenandoah Valley. The project will also expand exhibitor space for show birds during the annual Rockingham County Fair.

"This project has been a long time in the making," said Jeff Ishee, general manager of the fair association, in a press release.

The existing poultry exhibit building was moved to the South Valley Pike location in 1980 after being used for years at the Kratzer Road site, which was the former home of the of the county fair, Ishee said in the release.

"It's time for a makeover," he said, adding that two prominent statutes, a chicken and a turkey, will greet visitors at the entrance.

In addition to the rehabilitation of the existing building, the fair plans to construct a new building for exhibiting birds.

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