Lake Clovers takes on insulation service project

Though the path in front of the various food stations is quiet most of the year, it will be bustling with visitors during Fair Week. Photo by Kacey Ginn

In July 2016, only a week after the 2016 Wright County Fair, a strong storm blew through Eagle Grove, downing limbs and whole trees on practically every street. Some homes and businesses had significant damage to repair, and the Fairgrounds were no exception: the free stage was destroyed, the Catholic food stand was damaged, and a flag pole and many trees were downed. In total, there was an estimated $45,000 in damage expenses.

While the problems have been repaired, the storm had some long-lasting, and unexpected, consequences.

“We lost a tree [near the 4-H Food Stand] two years ago in the storm,” said Marcie Brodersen, Dayton-Lake 4-H club leader and manager for the food stand. “There’s no shade, and it’s very hot in there.”

Brodersen talked about the problem with other 4-H parents.

“She said it would be nice to have insulation put in there,” said Rodney Legleiter, whose daughter Kara is part of the Lake Clovers club.

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