Fairgrounds welcomes newly renovated Lake Avenue restrooms (Audio included)
7/2/2013 5:54:12 PM
By Joel Penhorwood
The Logan County Fairgrounds have recently renovated their Lake Avenue restrooms for greater comfort to fairgoers.
County commissioners, fair board leaders, and community members held an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the refurbished structure on Tuesday.
The Logan County Commissioners noted they were happy to be a part of the continued effort to make the fair more accessible and comfortable to visitors.
The restroom now boasts handicap accessibility, privacy, and sanitary conditions to users – all items that were missing in the past.
Logan County Commissioner Dustin Wickersham said the restrooms should help to attract fairgoers and make the celebration more enjoyable, especially for female visitors.
The renovation began last fall and finished in April. According to Wickersham, the project cost close to $100,000. The funding was provided from the Community Development Block Grant in addition to other sources.
Listen to County Commissioner Dustin Wickersham talk about the project
Logan County Fair Board President Skip Jackson said the restroom rebuild was “greatly needed” and everything was done in a quality manner. He explained the project was first outlined about a year ago.
Listen to Skip Jackson talk about what the renovated restrooms have to offer
Previously, the out-of-date restrooms were not handicap accessible, had curtains in place of stall doors, and were poorly lit. The renovation has fixed those issues while also adding water fountains and making the building more pleasing to the eye.
One of the more prominent changes visitors will notice is a switch between the male and female sides of the restroom. Instead of the entrances being opposite of each other, they are now on the ends of the structure with the female entry closer to the bowling alley and the men’s closer to the Grange Building.