rsday evenings dinner at the Crook County fairgrounds, according to fairgrounds manager Gary Timmerman, "met our expectations." Billed as a Family Fun Night, the event included an all-you-can-eat bar-b-que, horseback rides for kids and a demonstration of precise rifle control. The affair was held in the foyer of the Indoor Arena. Timmerman said the goal was to "make it fun for people and give them a good meal. We want to get people involved with the fairgrounds in a family environment," he explained, "and show them the changes that have taken place out here."
The next dinner and evening's entertainment has been set for Thursday, April 12. "It won't work on a Friday evening," Timmerman said, "and we're usually busy on Saturdays."
Along with the display of showmanship from the NJROTC, an added treat at last week's Family Fun Night was having members of the Crook County High School cheerleading squad help out by serving deserts.
For more information on the next dinner event, contact the fairgrounds office at 447-6575. Watch for updates on activities at the fairgrounds published regularly in the Central Oregonian.