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Changes Are Happening at the Benton County Fairgrounds with More Expected

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The Benton County Board of Commissioners is looking to improve the county fairgrounds. The Benton County Board of Commissioners is looking to improve the county fairgrounds.

KENNEWICK, WA - The Benton County Board of Commissioners is looking to improve the county fairgrounds. Crews are currently building new restrooms, which are expected to open before next year's fair.

The board is now focusing on six new recommendations, from the Fairgrounds Improvement Board.

The recommendations include upgrading the fairground's website and providing wireless Internet to the facility. The board would also like to increase fair signs around town, spruce up the parking lot, install a public address system and provide water to the east and south side of the fairgrounds. 

"This is the first step in a series of improvements to that facility that can get us to a place in the future. It needs some attention and so we, as a board, have decided to spend some time, money and resources," said Commissioner Jim Beaver.

The board did not set a timeline for the improvements. However, Commissioner Beaver says he hopes the upgrades are in place before the fair next year, and that the will attract more people to the facility.

The Fairgrounds Improvement Board was created in 2012. The volunteer board is responsible for providing recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, as it relates to the improving the fairgrounds. 

 

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