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Historic Livestock Barn closed at Clackamas County Event Center due to structural concerns

Thehistoric Livestock Barn at the Clackamas County Events Center is closed forfurther notice because of structural deficiencies and public safety concerns.

TheCounty Fair Board, after consultation with Clackamas County, closed the barn asa safety precaution during the recent snow storm and made the decision not toreopen after inspections raised questions about the condition of the facility.

TheLivestock barn was built in 1924 and has been a staple of many events at theCanby Fairgrounds, including the County Fair ever since. In recent years, thebuilding has shown signs of progressive decay including water damage to theroof and some foundation displacement.

TheCounty Fair Board is making alternative arrangements for events currentlyscheduled at the building. The building is owned by Clackamas County butmanaged by the County Fair Board. The Clackamas County Fair and Events Centeris undertaking a strategic plan study that includes evaluating the conditionsof buildings and facilities.

Nodecisions have been made on the future of the Livestock Barn pending furtherstructural analysis and estimates regarding repairing or replacing thefacility.

Itwill remain closed until further notice.

For more informationplease contact Laurie Bothwell, Executive Director, Clackamas County Fair andEvent Center at 503-266-1136 or ccfair@wavecable.com.

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