Business windows also prepping for fair
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Imperial is beginning to buzz with energy as residents, businesses and organizations begin cleaning up and preparing for the Chase County Fair next week.
First came the fair signs painted on business windows by local artists Chelsea Zuege and Crystal Peterson.
Colleen Mumford has been working on the fairgrounds all summer. As of Tuesday, she had a long list of things that still needed to be completed, such as opening restrooms; mowing the arena area; washing the grandstand and dance floor areas; watering the carnival area; putting up signs and putting out benches, tables and 152 trash barrels.
City employees have been painting parking lines on city streets, and are beginning to groom Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Girl Scouts will be weeding areas in downtown Imperial prior to the fair’s opening.
Members of Imperial Chamber of Commerce will be cleaning up trash today (Thursday) along highways from Frenchman Valley Coop east to Bart’s, north to Imperial Inn, then west to the old high school football field.
Jeanette and Larry Munger are manning the ticket booth at the fairgrounds this week in preparation for the busy days of fair. They are available at 882-5260 or (800) 472-3247 for those wanting to purchase tickets to the Laura Story concert, the demolition derby or the Styx and Talbott Brothers/Justin Moore concerts.
The Mungers are at the ticket booth from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, and next Monday and Tuesday. The rest of fair week they will be at the ticket booth from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets may also be ordered online at www.chasecounty fair.com.