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Grandstand project nears completion


August 15, 2019

Installation of the new arena grandstand, which is expected to be the star attraction at this year's Palouse Empire Fair, is expected to be finished this week. The new aluminum grandstand, funded with $1.5 million from county .09 sales tax for economic development, will provide 2,483 seats with most of them fold-down plastic seats.

Bill Tensfeld, fair executive director, said this week installation of the seats has been finished by the crew from Len Hufford Construction based in McMinnville, Ore.

Tensfeld noted up to six members of the crew worked to install the seats once they were shipp...

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