This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Monday, July 18, 2016

At the fair

The 2016 edition of the Jasper County Fair has arrived. On Sunday evening  the fairground received only light sprinkles of rain but those paying attention saw a beautiful rainbow as the rain retreated to the east.
 I was impressed with the decoration of the Jasper County buffalo. There was a lot of thought given to what should be on it and those painting it did a great job.
 One side featured some of the most recognizable landmarks of the county.
 The decoration was a collaborative effort.
 The Sunday free stage featured the band Nightshift.
 Also on Sunday, the Volunteer Fair sponsored by the Jasper Foundation occupied the Commercial Building.
 Earlier on Sunday I wanted to see what progress was being made on the National Gypsum addition. Nothing was above ground, though it seemed stone had been spread in preparation for a concrete slab. However, there was activity on the skeleton of the big building at the state highway department. This building usually has what appears to be a fabric or plastic exterior. There were workers doing something to the frame, but I could not tell what it was.
We got a lot of rain Sunday night and Monday morning. My rain gage had over three inches, though that included some from Sunday morning.
The rain flooded one of the pits at the construction site of the storm water plant. It must have some storm sewers that dump into it. The second pit did not have the water.
It is a bit hard to see the water through the fence. The "No Trespassing" signs are new--they went up late last week.

A lot of new building materials were being delivered to the site on Monday morning, though some may not be usable until the pit is drained.

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