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Langlade Co. barn gets torn down to make room for new one


ANTIGO (WAOW) -- A Langlade County building that's been bringing people together for eight decades is coming down. The cattle barn was used for the county fair.

Langlade County leaders decided it would be less expensive to build a brand new barn -- than fixing up the old one. Organizers said the project will cost about $500,000. The county has committed to pay about half -- and most of the rest has been collected through fundraisers in the community.

"The five days that we're here is just a small portion of what these kids actually put into these animals," said Langlade County cattle barn project chair Don Schroeder. "It's really more of a 360 day commitment rather than five days."

"Everybody has to be involved and we have to agree on different things," said Keith Wilson, who works at the fair. "We got flack about it in the first place but once we start in, we're going to go through with it and we're going to have one big nice beautiful building."

Organizers said they plan to have the new barn up by the time the county fair kicks off this summer.

If you want to find out how you can help with the project, you can contact the UW-Extension office in Langlade County. To find more information about the Extension, you can click on this link.

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