The Drew County Fairground’s educational exhibit building, mysteriously, had it’s roof ”blown” off, Monday afternoon between 1:30 and 3:30.
The fairgrounds was destroyed , to a large extent, back in May, 2009, by a tornado, and this building’s roof was rebuilt and re-attached, as indicated by the “shinier” tin before the roof-line.
The new roof is now laying in large sections on the north side of the building, and doesn’t provide any clues as to what happened this afternoon.
The Monticello Airport reported no wind gusts Monday afternoon stronger than 15 miles per hour.
There was no electricity or gas hooked up to the building, and an explosion of some type does not appear to be the cause for the damage.
When informed about the damage to the structure, many fair board member’s were in disbelief, after the recent history of fairground’s structures, being destroyed by weather and wind.