Proceeds generated from the event will help pay for judges, premiums and ribbons for 4-H and FFA events during the Fair as well as our 2024 special fund-a-need project; sealing the roof on the Erb Center.
The Erb Center is used regularly by 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters. It is used for club meetings, workshops, day camps, and much more throughout the year. During the Boone County Fair, the Erb Center is solely used as the 4-H Foodstand. Proceeds from the 4-H Foodstand go towards funding the 4-H program for the entire year including sending youth on trips, conferences, camps, workshops and much more. The Erb Center was updated in 2016 from the existing foodstand. The entire building was remodeled but one project that there wasn't funds for was sealing the roof. In 2023, the Erb Center roof leaked in the kitchen area. We are currently raising funds to put a sealant on the metal roof. The sealant will seal all fasteners as well as rust-proofing. The sealant has a 30 year life expectancy, and an 18 year waterproof warranty. This will ensure years of keeping the Erb Center in great condition for the use of the 4-H food stand and many other uses. The cost to seal the roof on the Erb Center is over $15,000. It is our goal to fundraise as much money as possible towards this project and have it completed before the 2024 Fair.
If you want to help make the 2024 Fair fundraiser a success, the fair board is currently seeking donations for the live and silent auction. Donation deadline is January 22nd. Fair Fundraiser tickets will go on sale after the first of the year.