Annual supper at Vinland has bonus this year
Those people enjoying the food at the annual Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper to benefit the Vinland Fair are invited to spend time looking upward at the new windows in the Exhibition Building on the fairgrounds. The supper is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 6.
The traditional benefit supper, dating back more than 60 years, will give the public the first peek at the 22 new windows. The custom-made windows are crafted to look exactly like the original windows in the building, which was constructed in 1927 by Vinland Grange members and others in the community.
The Kansas Heritage Trust Fund granted the Vinland Fair Association $10,992 to replace the windows in the building, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.
The fair association is responsible for the remaining 20 percent of the project cost.
“The windows are constructed to duplicate the design of the old ones,“ Mike Craig, fair co-president said “They tightly fit the openings, and we have eliminated the rotten framework, making the building easier to heat in the winter months. In addition several of the windows can now be opened from the inside, providing ventilation in the warmer months.”
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