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Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds wins $2,000 grant

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Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds of Mitchell took first place in Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift contest.  The fairground will receive $2,000 to create an indoor livestock wash rack. Currently, the fairground hosts three progress shows, a beef clipping clinic, and an American Kennel Club show, in addition to the county fair.

“The Scotts Bluff County Ag Society built a new livestock pavilion in 2013, an enclosed show barn that serves a variety of functions for livestock, auctions, and dog shows,” said Thomas Jenne, secretary of the Scotts Bluff County Ag Society. “We had talked about enclosing an existing wash rack, but the costs were astronomical. This $2,000 grant will go a long way to get the fairground ready for events this winter.”

Grinnell Mutual invited fans on its Front Porch Facebook page to nominate fairground projects for Fairground Facelift grants. More than 100 projects were submitted from 10 Midwest states. Over 4,400 Facebook users voted for their favorite project from among 10 finalists to receive grant funds. The top three finishers received a total of $3,500 in grants.

“On behalf of Grinnell Mutual, we thank participants for their involvement in The Fairground Facelift. Whether you submitted a local fairground project for consideration or voted for a project finalist, your participation celebrates the role of the local fairground in bringing a community together,” said Grinnell Mutual Director of Advertising and Community Relations Barb Baker.




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