By Richard Burger
The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Foundation has achieved its goal of replacing the bleacher seating at the fairgrounds arena.
The order for the seating units will take about six weeks to process, and Castle-Charvet speculated that the order for the units would be placed in early spring.
Foundation Board Chair Martina Castle-Charvet said last week that the proceeds from this year's fundraising dinner and auction and other donations would fund the project.
"The bleachers are covered," said Castle-Charvet.
The cost of the new seating will be about $36,000, including shipping, she said.