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Fair grandstand finished; lights switched on


August 29, 2019

Monday’s Palouse Empire Fair board meeting at the fairground patio ended with Bill Tensfeld, executive director, turning on the new arena lights around the the new grandstand.

“It’s finished,” Tensfeld succinctly reported on the project near the end of the session. The construction crew from McMinnville, Ore., had departed the site, but a few remaining pieces had to be installed on the new grandstand which can seat 2,483 people.

Tensfeld added Monday that they are still waiting for delivery of a switch to complete the lighting circuits. Seven light standards were installed around th...

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