Work is progressing nicely on the Agriplex and organizer Leslie Stirling says they are on schedule. This past week they’ve been working on the framing and by July 25 they anticipate starting on the cladding. Cladding is the fancy term for the covering or siding. This is all part of phase one of the building of the Agriplex, which should be finished within the next three weeks.
“Our hopes are that we’ll be able to use the building for the Fall Fair,” stated Stirling. Phase two will be installing the electricity and lighting.
The final cost of the building will be approximately $600,000 with over $100,000 being in-kind donations. The remaining $500,000 is money raised, of which approximately $400,000 has already been raised, leaving only $100,000 to go. “There is no donation too small,” Stirling explained, “we anticipate opening the Fall Fair office in downtown Barriere on Aug. 3. The hours it will be open are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every week until the Fair. People can drop off their donations at the office.”