Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Argus-Press.
SHIAWASSEE TWP. — A new feature is being added to the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds: concrete walkways in the carnival area.
Thursday, work crews poured concrete to create the paths, designed to make it easier to navigate between carnival rides at the county fair, especially for disabled people, baby strollers and during rain storms.
The walkways will be more than 50 percent complete in time for the fair in August, with the rest of the project to be completed over the next four years, said fair board member Bryan Marks.
Funding the improvements is a $25,000 donation from the fair’s carnival provider, Skerbeck Entertainment Group, and a matching contribution from the fair. Great Lakes Fusion is performing the excavation work for free and Great Lakes Ready Mix is doing concrete work at cost, said Marks, who owns the Vernon Township-based companies.
Construction of the paths will continue throughout the day today, he said.
The Shiawassee County Fair is slated for Aug. 7-13.