Work on the long awaited goat barn has started at the Clayton Fairgrounds.
During the fairâ€™s annual livestock auction two years ago, Willow Jones donated a meat goat as a fund-raiser for a needed goat barn. Rosemary Jones, along with her mother, children, Gail Kersey and Roberta Fuge spent that summer collecting donations and selling raffle tickets for a quilt (created by Sandi Stillman) with all the proceeds going to the goat barn.
The following summer, Rebecca Layman and others had a turn at selling tickets for another goat barn quilt fund-raiser. Layman also incorporated her high school project as a tool to bring awareness to the community for the need for a goat barn at the fairgrounds.
The fairgrounds also received a Washington State Department of Agriculture grant through the efforts of Sarah Cotter.
The Clayton Community Fair Board gave big â€śthank yousâ€ť to various groups and individuals to help with the goat barn project, including Laura Wright, Brittney Hawkins, Molly Aberle, Rebecca Layman, the Wildrose Dairy Goat Breeders Association, Noblemanâ€™s Plumbing and Northwest Dairy Women of Washington.