Plans for an upgraded commercial kitchen in Cloverleaf Hall were presented last week by representatives of the county fair board to the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners, which gave the go-ahead to put the project out for bids.
Replacing the exisiting Cloverleaf kitchen with one of commercial capacities was the community leadership project of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Group this past year.
Community donations and a fund-raising event at Cloverleaf in April involved many supporters.
A total of over $18,000 are in a special fund for the project, and Garnett said it should be "almost enough" when combined with material and labor donations which have also been pledged to the cause.
As presented to the county board, the renovated and expanded kitchen will reduce Cloverleaf's front dining/meeting area by eight feet and provide better kitchen access and flow for caterers and buffet lines. A commercial range and refrigerator/freezer will be added, and the front restrooms will be made handicapped accessible.