The Adams County Fair will have a new look to its main entrance when it kicks off next week.
Members of the fair board and local girls scouts cut the ribbon on a new landscaping project on Sunday, July 13. It's a project spearheaded and built by local girl scouts.
Last November, six members of Girl Scout Troop 5189 from Loraine approached the Adams County Fair board about doing something that would leave a lasting mark.
With the board's backing, Grace Zanger, Emma Heck, Kailyn Mast, Shea Beatty, and Amanda and Krista Schrader set out to beautify the grounds and earn a Silver Scouting Award.
After months and countless hours of fundraising, planning and building, the scouts created a landscaped entry at the main gate into the fairgrounds. The scouts even baked up some profits by selling 240 dozen made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls to fund the project.
The girls have had their hands in every step of the project, from pouring and stamping concrete to building the fence. With the completion of this project, the girls have earned their Silver Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.
The 2014 Adams County Fair runs from Wednesday, July 23 to Tuesday, July 29 at the fairgrounds located 15 minutes north of Quincy on Highway 336.