Still in awe! That is how former Nebraska State Senator Ray Aguilar of Grand Island describes the grounds at the new state fair in his city. Aguilar has been told livestock entries have increased since the fair moved to Grand Island.
“I’m not surprised at all by the livestock increase because if you’ve had the opportunity to look at some of the cattle facilities, sheep facilities they have the ability to move so many animals through there, wash them all, put them back in their stalls, and it’s just amazing they do all that in a short amount of time, comparable to nowhere else in the country I don’t think has that capability.”
Aguilar admits he has some jitters about the first year having the State Fair in Grand Island.
“Well I think everyone does when it comes to moving the traffic through, getting organized with all the parking, and getting people here for the first time, the first year you’re pretty sure there’s going to be a lot of bugs, but we’ll get them worked out that’s what we do best resolve problems issues and we’ll do the same here.”
And What does Aguilar want people to saw when they walk into the fair gates for the first time.
“Well I hope like everyone else, their mouths drop a little bit and there’s just kind of a big wow factor, because that’s what it is, and the more you look the more wow comes to mind as you see all the modern, updated, technologically modern facilities they have here.”
Hear the entire interview here.