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Fairground Fundraiser Wraps Up

fairgrounds auctionGRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Fairgrounds is continuing to raise money to keep its doors open.  Throughout the past week, the fairgrounds held a metal recycling fundraiser, and on Sunday there was the Spring Cleaning Community Auction.

While the turnout for the auction was dismal, lots of people have been filling up the metal recycling bins with everything from old fencing to refrigerators.

“We like to do everything we can,” said Rhonda Parker, Josephine County Resident.  “We love our fairgrounds, and there are a lot of great community events here, and we just happened to see the sign (for the metal recycling fundraiser) as we were driving by… and we just said… hey we need to put that on our Sunday to do list.”

The auction lasted until 4 p.m. Sunday.  Sunday is also the last day to drop off metal for recycling.

All of the money raised from the fundraiser is going directly to the fairgrounds.   At the end of March, the facility was $87,000 in the black, and it’s hoping to raise at least $100,000 by the end of June.