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Wind demolishes new 4-H building

Alaina Mousel

High winds Tuesday evening, July 6, in Redfield, SD, put a halt to construction of the Spink County 4-H building.

According to Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension Educator in Spink County, the 4-H building walls and roof were in place before the winds struck. “The winds basically lifted it of its foundation and left it in a crumpled mess,” he said. “It’s definitely a set-back. We won’t be able to repair if for Achievement Days.”

Spink County was looking forward to utilizing the new building for their Achievement Days, Aug. 2-4. Typically the 4-H displays static exhibits at the National Guard Armory in Redfield, with livestock exhibits on display at the fairgrounds. The new building would have brought all of the Achievement Days exhibits together in one location. Rosenberg said the fairground’s livestock buildings were not damaged.

“We were hoping to have a building on the fairgrounds to house our static exhibits,” Rosenberg noted. Until Achievement Days, it looks like Rosenberg and others will be picking up the pieces of the destroyed building.

“We intend to follow through on our commitment to put a building on the fairgrounds,” Rosenberg said. “The community support for it has been great.”

High winds Tuesday evening, July 6, in Redfield, SD, put a halt to construction of the Spink County 4-H building.

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According to Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension Educator in Spink County, the 4-H building walls and roof were in place before the winds struck. “The winds basically lifted it of its foundation and left it in a crumpled mess,” he said. “It’s definitely a set-back. We won’t be able to repair if for Achievement Days.”

Spink County was looking forward to utilizing the new building for their Achievement Days, Aug. 2-4. Typically the 4-H displays static exhibits at the National Guard Armory in Redfield, with livestock exhibits on display at the fairgrounds. The new building would have brought all of the Achievement Days exhibits together in one location. Rosenberg said the fairground’s livestock buildings were not damaged.

“We were hoping to have a building on the fairgrounds to house our static exhibits,” Rosenberg noted. Until Achievement Days, it looks like Rosenberg and others will be picking up the pieces of the destroyed building.

“We intend to follow through on our commitment to put a building on the fairgrounds,” Rosenberg said. “The community support for it has been great.”

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