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Lamb Weston spruces up the HC fairgrounds

Above, Lamb Weston-RDO Frozen plant manager Mic Ryan removes cobwebs from the restrooms at the fairgrounds Wednesday.(Anna Erickson / Enterprise) 1 / 3
Julie Larson cleans inside. (Anne Erickson / Enterprise)2 / 3
Joshua Maki, senior industrial engineer, cleans the beer garden area. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)3 / 3

By Anna Erickson

It was a beautiful day to get outside and do some work Wednesday, July 2.

Lamb Weston-RDO Frozen employees took advantage of the plant being shut down for a few days to do some community service work at the Hubbard County fairgrounds.

Plant manager Mic Ryan said that while Lamb Weston does quite a bit to help out in the community with donations employees were looking for something more to do.

He contacted Dave Collins, executive director of the Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission, to see if there were certain projects that needed volunteers.

He put out a call to senior management at the plant and about a dozen people showed up to do some deep cleaning at the fairgrounds.

“We’re washing inside and outside the school house, restrooms, washing the beer garden,” Ryan said.

They also painted buildings and filled in holes throughout the grounds, he said.

The work came just in time for the Hubbard County Fair, which is July 16-20.

The fair includes several new events this year, including a mud run, talent show, American Wrestling Federation wrestling, monster truck show, live music and tractor pull.

And the same midway as last year, Crescent City Midway, is coming back with new rides.

If you run short of cash, there will be an ATM machine on the grounds.

There will be five days of fair fun.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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