POMEROY — The schedule of entertainment at the Meigs County Fair for the hill stage may have to be adjusted next month due to extensive stage damage caused during the recent storm.
A large part of the huge tree which stood just a few feet away from the stage was uprooted and landed top down onto the roof of the stage causing sections of the roof to fall and splitting some of the supporting beams.
Whether the roof can be replaced and other damage repaired before fair time is yet to be determined by the Meigs County Fair Board. Members viewing the damage at this week’s meeting decided to have the tree lifted off before making any decision. According to Debbie Watson, the Board’s secretary, if the stage is secure for performers, the entertainment might go on “under a roof covered with a tarp.”
If the stage can’t be salvaged, then consideration will be given to constructing a new one, perhaps in a different location.
Those decisions won’t come until the tree is removed.