GALLIPOLIS — New fundraising events are happening to help fund the Gallia County Fair Relocation Project.
This year at the county fair, some new entertainment will be happening as a way to help raise funds, including two projects sponsored by the Gallia County Youth Horse Committee.
On Friday night of the fair, a mud volleyball tournament will be held in the horse ring at 5:30 p.m. As of press time, the tournament is already full with 16 teams competing for a muddy first place. Although teams are full, all are welcome to come to the fair and enjoy the tournament, as funds from entry and concessions will contribute to the relocation fund.
Another fundraiser put on by the horse committee is the Penny War, going on now through Saturday of the fair. Each of the livestock barns have a collection point where pennies can be placed to collect funds for the relocation. However, any silver change or dollars detract from that barns’ score. The intent in this is that donors will sabotage their competitors barn with larger dollar amounts while putting pennies in their own.
The public is encourage to participate in the Penny War, donating a little to their barn, and donating a lot to the others. Live results of the war are being posted to the Gallia County Youth Horse Committee Facebook page.
Other fundraisers are being put on, including a “Cow-less Cutting and Roping Clinic.” This is hosted by the Youth Horse Committee with University of Findlay’s Ranch Horse Team. Cutting and roping are farming techniques for working with cattle. This event is open to the public, and will occur Thursday of the fair at 10 a.m. It is free to the public, and kids exhibiting horse at the fair will get to practice during the event.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.