Cache County trying to gather memories of fairgrounds buildings before being torn down

Like other members of the Cache County Council, Gina Worthen is excited about the plan to start construction on a new events center at the Cache County Fairgrounds soon after the end of this year’s fair.

She says it will be an awesome place where all kinds of activities will be taking place. She says the old white buildings have been at the fairgrounds for many years and have reached the point where they are beyond repair.

Even so, Worthen says there is a lot of history in those buildings so it’s hard to see them go.

“Most of them are over 100 years old. They were built around 1911-1920, probably,” says Worthen. “So we’re going to have a little celebration there. I am looking for old pictures. I’ve got some newer ones from the last 10 years or so, which is great because they’ll be old in the future, but we’re trying to preserve memories of those buildings.

“If anybody has pictures of themselves when they were kids, their grandparents, their parents when they were kids, maybe holding their ribbon near those buildings that they won at the fair, I would love to have a copy of that.”

She says anyone who wants to let their photographs be part of a celebration should call the Cache County Executive’s office. The celebration will be after this year’s fair on August 12th.

The buildings include the Pavilion, the Home Arts Building, the 4-H Building and the Community Building.

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