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Floyd County Fairgrounds Spring Fling auction and meal offer options

By Bob Steenson, [email protected]

The Floyd County Fair’s annual Spring Fling will take place this coming Friday, Feb. 25, and people can participate in both the meal and the auction live or remotely.

Items in the auction are live online now, on the county fair’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/floydcountyfair, and people can take part in the auction by leaving bids in the comments connected to each item.

Floyd County Fairgrounds Spring Fling auction and meal offer optionsLikewise, the meal – ribeye or hamburger sandwiches with sides, prepared by the Floyd County Cattlemen – will be available to be picked up for carryout from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Youth Enrichment Center at the fairgrounds.

But the event is also being held live this year, with a dine-in meal and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. at the YEC.

The auction will continue live online while it is being held at the fairgrounds, so people can participate either way. The auction will be open until 7 p.m. Feb. 25, and the high bids at that time will win.

Items on the auction so far include a wide assortment of coolers; lots of different gift cards for food, service or merchandise; planters; animal care; camp chairs; garden equipment; car care; propane fillups; cleaning supplies; heath and beauty items and more. Additional items are being added each day, the website says.

Proceeds from the annual Spring Fling are used for improvements at the fairgrounds.

Kelsey Uetz, fair board president, said the main things left to do as part of the repairs, replacements and additions to the fairgrounds following the 2019 Memorial Day tornado are some more landscaping and creating greater access with sidewalks between the venues.

Amy Staudt, a fair board director, said the new assembly hall, a 104-by-60-foot structure where the old 4-H food stand was and extending into the courtyard area, is the last major piece of building construction and is expected to be completed by fair time this year.

Winning auction bidders can pick up their items Monday, Feb, 28, at the Charles City Farm Bureau Office on Gilbert Ave.

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