(L to R) Saratoga County Fair Horse Dept. Co-Chair Tom Armer, Fair President Chuck Curtis, Charles Wait Jr., President of the Adirondack Trust Company, and Horse Dept. Co-Chair Paul Lent.
Ballston Spa - Charles Wait Jr. visited the Saratoga County Fairgrounds to see first hand the new Adirondack Trust Company sponsored Horse Barn. This new 8,000 square foot building stables up to 40 horses visiting the Fairgrounds for competition at the Fair, and is used for storage off season as part of the Fairgrounds winter storage program. It was built in the Spring of 2015 along with two other new buildings, and was used for the first time at the 2015 Saratoga County Fair. The Adirondack Trust Company donated $25,000 to the Saratoga County Agricultural Society to support the construction of the new barn.
“We are very pleased to provide this assistance to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. As proud supporters of this initiative we are happy to see it embrace one of The Adirondack Trust Company’s core values, encouraging the economic growth of the communities it serves. The Saratoga County Fair is a beloved annual tradition for families and it drives tourists to Saratoga County and its surrounding areas. With this new Horse Barn, together, we can uphold the legacy of Saratoga horse competitions and racing throughout our area.” – Charles Wait Jr.
The Saratoga County Agricultural Society is a 501c3 not for profit, whose mission is to present the annual Saratoga County Fair. The Society is operated by a volunteer 21 member board of directors, and a small paid staff.
July 2016 will mark the 175th annual Saratoga County Fair, one of the oldest County Fairs in the Nation. The Saratoga County Fairgrounds also hosts many events throughout the year, such as the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, the Hudson-Mohawk Antique truck & Tractor Show, the Adirondack Circuit AKC Dog Show, and many other public and private functions. For more information about the Saratoga County Agricultural Society, the Saratoga County Fair, or use of the Fairgrounds, visit www.saratogacountyfair.org or call 518-885-9701.