• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    Penny Gray, at right, tells Limestone County commissioners court at its Sept. 26 meeting about the improvements her committee has helped implement at the County Fairgrounds and what else they hope to see accomplished. Seated at the table, clockwise from left, can be seen Commissioner Pct. 1 John McCarver, County Auditor Debbie Watson, Administrative Assistant Kerrie Cobb and County Clerk Peggy Beck.

County hears Fairground improvements, plans for more

By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer

Penny Gray, who Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen asked to head a committee to suggest and help implement improvements to the County Fairgrounds, reported the progress on what had been accomplished so far and what other plans the committee hopes to implement.

She made the report at the court’s Sept. 26 meeting, first noting that she had formed a subcommittee of about five from the original committee of about 10.

“I took the liberty of forming a subcommittee out of that because I’ve always been able to work with a smaller group of people,” she told the court.

As for the projects already accomplished, Gray first noted that the contractors  building the two dressing rooms are on schedule to begin construction around the end of October. Gray again thanked Groesbeck’s Citizens State Bank and Farmers State Bank for underwriting the project.

Second, 20 additional horse stalls have been ordered, she said, and should be delivered around mid-October.

Third, Ellis is working on doubling the number of RV hook-ups from 20 to 40, which she said should help with events scheduled in the near future.

Fourth, all the trash barrels now have lids to limit the number of flies attracted. Plus, she said Commissioner Pct. 3 Jerry Allen was going to try to get additional trash barrels for the Show Barn.

Fifth, Road Administrator Jerry Herin had committed to having his workers remove the dead trees at the facility.

“And you all approved a banner policy that Kenneth had worked really hard on and I tweaked and turned in to you,” Gray reminded the court.

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