Jackson Co. Fair features Almeda/Obenchain fire tribute

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —A building at the Expo is being used for a special purpose during the Jackson County Fair.

The Mace Building was an evacuation zone during the Almeda and Obenchain fires.

Nearly a year ago, people filled it during a time of fear and worry.  Now it’s being used as a healing place to come together, reflect, and continue to take steps forward.

“There are different stations where people will be able to write and leave a message whether it be for victims, first responders if they were a victim themselves and just want to convey a message,” said Ali Leffler, Expo Events Coordinator.

The Southern Oregon Strong building will be open during the entire fair.

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