Yard Sale will Help Daviess County 4H Building Expansion

(WASHINGTON) – Officials are hosting a yard sale to help pay for the Daviess County 4H Building Project.

Officials are seeking donations.

Phase 1 is completed with the building of a mega barn. The barn was utilized last month during the fair.

The big expansion has a food court in the arena, and a new multispecies animal barn.

The building houses house cattle, sheep, and goats. Plans added 18-feet to the east side and 60-feet to the south. A 30-foot extension was built off the current arena and is a food court. The old food stand was demolished. demolished.

Shaving dropping area

A secondary show arena, which could be used to help meet the needs of the rapidly growing Dog Club, is also in the works. The new show arena would replace what is currently the goat, rabbit and poultry barn.

New and improved wash area

The current exhibit hall will also see an expansion. Plans for a 24-foot by 108-foot addition are in the works. The extra space would move the Mini 4-H projects into the same building as the other 4-H projects.

Parking areas would be created on the north end of the 4-H grounds as well as in what is currently the grassy area situated in front of the swine barn and on the south side of the horse arena.

Retention ponds, upgrades to the swine building and some other improvements are also on the master plan that comes with a price tag of $990,000.

Tara Brower, with the 4H Board, said the mega-barn cost around $170,000 to complete.

The overall project will be completed in around five years.

All proceeds from the yard sale will be used to start Phase 2 the building of the Swine Barn.

Officials are looking for donations of clothing, household items, furniture, electronics and more.

Please price your items if they are above $10. All others don’t need to be individually priced. 

Items can be dropped off Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the 4H grounds at East Side Park.

The sale is Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come and shop. 

For more details, follow the expansion on the groups Facebook page.