Richards Building Renovation Project
Does your organization need a space for an event that's convenient and well-known? A space that's available any month you choose? Perhaps your family needs a place for a reunion, or a landmark birthday? The Richards Building Renovation Committee is working to provide such a venue at the Sussex County Fairgrounds by upgrading the "big blue building" to accommodate events year round.
The Richards Building is the 40-year-old building which houses so many exhibits during the Fair. The only building in existence when the Fair came to Plains Road, the Richards Building is used heavily throughout the year as well as Fair week by many groups. Included in these groups are a number of non-profit organizations. All of this takes its toll on the facility.
The first phase has already been completed. The interior steel framework has been painted and drainage was added around the building to prevent flooding. This year's phase 2 is to build a 2000 square food storage addition to free up more floor space. The addition of a firewall is needed in order to bring the building up to code. This phase will cost $135,000.
The Renovation Committee is reaching out to the community for donations of any amount to help defray costs. When the entire project is completed, the building will be an asset to the entire community and with heating added, will be able to host more community events year round.
In the future, new exterior siding, flooring, electrical & lighting upgrades, insulation, fans and heating will be added.
The Richards Building Renovation Committee is committed to raising money in many different ways. Members of the community have already stepped forward to start the project. If you are able to make a contribution, checks should be mailed to New Jersey State Fair, P.O. Box 2456, Branchville, NJ 07826, attention: L. Pellow. Make checks payable to New Jersey State Fair, and put Richards Bldg. Restoration in the memo. For more information, call the Fairgrounds at 973-948-5500.
THE 100 DIAMONDS FUND DONORS
(As of November 1, 2016)
THIS FUND REPRESENTS MANY LEVELS OF DONATIONS TO THE RICHARDS BUILDING RENOVATIONS PROJECT, WITH A MINIMUM OF $1,000 GIVEN.
GOLD LEVELSelective Insurance Group Foundation
SILVER LEVELSussex County Beekeepers
Springfest Garden Show
Home & Hobby Committee
The Lange Family (Rob, Denise, Brian, Sean & Nicole)
Art In Sussex County Committee
BRONZE LEVELCKW Advisors, LLC
|Aldo & Nancy Sayre||Harold & Lois Pellow|
|Steve & Lynn Okeson||Sparta Kiwanis|
|Fair History Committee||Mary & Paul Emilius|
|Kennel Club of Northern New Jersey||Peggy Cofrancesco|
|Charles Schaffer Associates||Sussex County Horse Show|
|Brian & Rosamond Lockwood||Lakeland Bank|
|Beverly & Bruce Gordon||Dr Scott J Ruvo|
|Sussex County 4-H Teen Council||Doris & Howard Worts|
|Ronald & Denise Stagnari||Newton Kennel Club|
|In Memory of Lois Chammings by the Ag Division||C&W Aero Services|
|Lois Chammings Memorial Fund||Elenora L Benz|
|The Ruggiero Family/Iliff Ruggiero Funeral Home||Brodhecker Farm|
|Tri State Insurance Agency|
|Sussex County 4-H Rabbit Clubs, In Memory of Lois Chammings|
|Partridge Ridge Farm/Lisa Chammings|
|North Jersey Antique Engine & Machine Club|
PHASE 2 AMOUNT NEEDED: $135,000.00
100 DIAMONDS FUND TO DATE: $72,390.51