The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Dena Martin
The Times 

Volunteers tackle a massive makeover

Dozens of volunteers replace indoor arena footing


January 17, 2019

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Four hundred tons of sand and a professionally engineered footing replace the old sand in the Columbia County Fairgrounds indoor arena.

DAYTON - Dozens of volunteers from Dayton, Waitsburg, Dixie, Starbuck and Walla Walla, many with no association to the Columbia County equine facilities, pooled resources and labor to remove the old soil and footing in the Columbia County Fairgrounds indoor arena and replace it with a professionally engineered footing. The value of the project is estimated at approximately $70,000, according to Friends of the Columbia County Fairgrounds President Julia Mead.

"This project was truly an amazing orchestration of extremely generous volunteer efforts and cooperation that shows our small-town pr...

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