Friday, August 25, 2006

Grand Opening

Yesterday I was on hand for the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of the new Miracle of Birth Center at the State Fair. Until a few years ago, this was known as the FFA Children’s Barnyard. I belonged to the FFA and spent a couple of State Fairs doing work at the Barnyard. It has always been one of if not the most popular destination at the Fair. For those of you that have been in the old barnyard you know that it was crowded, cramped and just darn hard to move around in.

The new home is large and spacious with plenty of room for all the State Fair visitors. It also has a state of the art ventilation system, cameras that allow more people to see the animals, etc. Check it out while at the Fair. I know firsthand that hundreds upon hundreds of volunteer hours went into making this new building a reality.

My appearance for today at the fair was canceled due to the need to cover yesterday’s storm damage in Southern Minnesota. I’ll be back out there Saturday morning bright and early for the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS at 8 a.m.

Make your weekend a good one.