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Preparing for 'fire in the sky'
Jennings County Fair Board President Randy Shepherd, second from left, accept a $3,500 contribution for the fair’s fireworks show from Novolex Hilex Poly, represented by Curtis Axsom. They are flanked by Jimmy Gardner, left, and Mikal Moore of Panther Falls Pyro, a new firm that will put on the fireworks display on Saturday, June 16.—Submitted Photo
Jennings County Fair Board President Randy Shepherd, second from left, accept a $3,500 contribution for the fair’s fireworks show from Novolex Hilex Poly, represented by Curtis Axsom. They are flanked by Jimmy Gardner, left, and Mikal Moore of Panther Falls Pyro, a new firm that will put on the fireworks display on Saturday, June 16.—Submitted Photo
Excitement is building for the 2018 Jennings County Fair that starts in two-and-a-half weeks. The fair board has been busy pinning down details for the week-long extravaganza - including some highly colorful "fire in the sky."

"We're really excited to share details of the fair with the community," said Alicia Barbour, one of the board's newest members. "We hope they enjoy what will be offered."

This year's fair will feature several new events, including a professional fireworks show on the closing night - Saturday, June 16. Thanks to a $3,500 contribution from Novolex Hilex Poly, the pyrotechnics display will be extra impressive.

"It will be a dazzling fireworks show, as large or larger than any they have at the City Park on July Fourth," said Randy Shepherd, fair board president. "It will be the perfect way to finish the fair. We believe the fireworks will attract a big crowd to the fairgrounds that night."

The fair board began planning for the fireworks show months ago, then got a significant boost last week with the Novolex contribution.

"Novolex Hilex Poly reached out with a very generous contribution that will enable us to maximize the fireworks show for the community," Barbour added.

Curtis Axsom of Novolex Hilex Poly in North Vernon said the corporation made the donation as part of its long-standing commitment to the Jennings County community.


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Jennings County Commissioner Matt Sporleder is assisted by young Lydia Barbour as they cut the ribbon at the newly remodeled Community Building at the Jennings County Fairgrounds Friday. The ceremony was part of the open house in which the building was unveiled to the public after a $500,000 renovation project. From left are LaVerne Vanosdol, Tessia Salsman, Alicia Barbour, Kitty Shepherd, Randy Shepherd and Joe Diekhoff of the Fair Board, Matt Sporleder and Lydia Barbour, Darlene Bradshaw, Wes Bradshaw and Paula Beville of Bradshaw Building Specialties, and Bernie Hauersperger and Josh Shaw of FPBH.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer




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