Boone County Fairgrounds Tax, New Managment Take Effect

7 years 2 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, October 01 2011 Oct 1, 2011 Saturday, October 01, 2011 2:23:00 PM CDT October 01, 2011 in News
By: Natalie Cheng

BOONE COUNTY - The half-cent sales tax for retail items sold at the Boone County Fairgrounds went into effect Saturday. In addition to the tax, new management at the fairgrounds took over.

George Harris, the former General Manager of the Boone County Fairgrounds, retired Friday after serving 19 years. TAG Events LLC will provide interim management of the fairgrounds.

Boone County Fairgrounds Interim Manager (and TAG Events co-owner) Mike Teel said Saturday that with more money from personal funding, he hopes to give the fairgrounds a "facelift."

Money from the sales tax, which applies to all sales made on the Boone County Fairgrounds, will also go to maintenance of the fairgrounds.

Teel and Harris have been friends for almost 20 years.

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