LETTER: Malheur Fairgrounds grateful for support, looking toward new year

Work is underway to upgrade the outdated restroom at the fairgrounds grandstands to make it comply with accessibility standards. A Cultural Trust grant is making the work possible. (Contributed photo)

To the Editor:

The year 2020 has been a rough ride for many in our community. The Malheur County Fairgrounds (Desert Sage Event Center) is no different from other businesses in that regard.

It’s been a rollercoaster ride for the Fair Board, with extreme highs and lows. The lowest point for us, obviously, was not being able to have our 111th annual County Fair.

One of our highs was receiving a Cultural Trust grant last month. The main project this grant will be used for is to upgrade the restrooms under the grandstands. The grandstands were built in 1911 with the restrooms . . .