PRINCETON — Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded a grant to the Bureau County Fair, Princeton, to rebuild sliding doors on beef and dairy cattle barns.
In all, Compeer Financial has awarded 55 Fair Facility Upgrade Grants to county fairs across its 144-county territory. The grants, which total $164,740, will touch the lives of more than 1.6 million fair organizers, participants and attendees.
Groups received grants of $2,750 to $3,000 each.
Along with giving a grant to the Bureau County Fair, Compeer awarded a grant to the Adams County Fair to replace gates for sheep pens, and to the Brown County Fair Association to replace and re-enforce wooden poles in cattle barn and show arena.
“The purpose of these grants is to help make upgrades and repairs to fairgrounds and facilities so fairs can continue to bring people together to experience agriculture,” said Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist.
“The fair tradition plays an important role in agriculture youth development, celebrating their hard work and contributions to rural communities. And fairs in general bring our communities together each year to have fun and enjoy rural life.”