Last-Minute Sale to Save Fairgrounds

Last-Minute Sale to Save FairgroundsGRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Fairgrounds is facing a shut down if it doesn’t raise $200,000. This weekend it hosted a last-minute sale offering anything from baked goods to cutlery and homemade furniture. Interim Manager Mary Groves says she hopes this sale will generate at least $2,000.

“Every dollar helps whether it’s a dollar or $1,000. It’s adding up and the average is $40 a person. So we know that it’s very important to this community to keep the fairgrounds open.”

This week Groves presented a plan to Josephine County Commissioners asking for help with state economic funds. Some $20,000 could be used to hire a Medford marketing company to help revive the fair. A decision on the marketing grant money is expected by the end of the month.