The Greentown Grapevine – 1999-05, 06:05 - Page 1
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The Greentown Volume 6, Issue 5 " a paper for the people" May 1999 Livestock Bardshow Arena Nearing Comdetion ~~ Alan Gillogly and Kevin Smith measure for holes in The new livestock barn at the Fairgrounds, picture taken April 24. The new barn at the 4- H Fairgrounds has taken shape and is receiving electrical installations. The 80' x 474' pole building erected by FBI Buildings, Inc. replaces the livestock barn and show area which stood on the same location. The former building was sold at auction and hsmantled. The new facility has the added features of being insulated and completely enclosed. This makes it available year- round for events and provides a place for rental storage except when needed for the Howard County 4- H Fair. The Greentown Lions, owners of the fairgrounds and Find Out " What to Save from Grandma's Attic" The Greentom Historical Society will present a program on the above topic Thursday, May 6, 6: OO P. M. at the Greentown Public Library Community Room. Gerald Handfield, State ArchivistlDirector has been invited to present his popular program. Mr. Handfield was in Greentown on June 10, 1998 for the dedication of the . marker at the site of a Miami Indian village. He later toured the display of Greentown memorabilia in the' Elementary gym and was quite impressed with the efforts of local citizens. He invites attendees to bring something from their famdy as a " show and tell'' which he might comment upon. The public is invited. unistruts- during a work session at the barn. Photos by R. Jenbns buildings, have, for several years, provided rental space in the metal building north of the block building for boat and camper storage and anticipate an increased demand with the new barn. With the conkacted work of construction nearly done, members of the Greentown Lions Club have been spending many hours in wiring the building. Electrical chairman, Alan Gillogly, said 5,000 pieces of electrical material will eventually go into the ceiling when all pieces down to nuts are counted. He added that about two miles of electrical wire will be reauired. One hundred and sixteen 25Ow metal halide lights and nearly the same number of smaller bulbs will be installed. He and co- chairman, Bob Hochstedler, have headed crews of varying sizes ( nearly 30 on one Saturday) of Lions who volunteer their time and tools to work on the electrical installations. In addition to the overhead lights, outlets, emergency lights and exit lights need to be installed. The goal is to have electricity to the building by May 22. Remaining work needed will then be some drainage and filling of holes. Gerald Handfield State Arc hivisUDi rector This crew from Greentown helped out one day at the annual First Graders of Miami County program at Maple Acres Farm in southern Miami County. About 550 first grade students visited the farm during one of four days, March 30- April 2 and experienced a great variety of educational events including seeing sheep shearing and receiving a piece of wool, shelling an ear of corn on an old crank sheller and getting to keep the cob, seeing videos on dairy farming and electrical safety, seeing several live animals and having a nutrition lesson on grains. Over 100 helpers make the Farm Bureau sponsored event possible, this being the 13th or 14th year. Above are Eric Altman, Karen Hainlen, Abby Rose, and Sarah Cotton.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1999-05, 06:05|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Livestpck Barn/Show Arena Nearing Completion; Find Out "What to Save from Grandma's Attic"
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, May 1999, Volume 06, Issue 05|
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