STATEMENT FROM COLUMBIA VFW POST 6097 ABOUT FUTURE OF ADAIR COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
For the last several months, members of Columbia VFW Post 6097 have held discussions with Lindsey Wilson College officials about the possible sale of the Adair County Fairgrounds to the college.
That conversation took a major step forward on Friday, Oct. 23, when the Lindsey Wilson Board of Trustees formally approved the college to acquire the fairgrounds. That means that college officials have been approved by their governing board to negotiate a purchase of the Adair County Fairgrounds.
Representatives from VFW Post 6097 and Lindsey Wilson met Monday, Oct. 26, to continue discussions about a possible sale of the Adair County Fairgrounds. During our conversation, Lindsey Wilson officials assured the VFW that should the college acquire the Adair County Fairgrounds prior to July 15, 2016, the 2016 Adair County Fair & Horse Show would be permitted to happen as planned. VFW spokesmen Joe Hare and Ronnie Holt said they appreciate Lindsey Wilson College’s commitment to continuing the Adair County Fair & Horse Show through 2016.