The Van Wert County Agricultural Society has received a $50,000 grant from the Cooper Family Foundation. The Cooper Family Foundation works with organizations to provide funds for projects throughout local communities. Over the years they have provided funding to area fairgrounds, fire departments and EMTs, Boy Scouts, 4-H, FFA and schools to name only a few.
The Van Wert County Agricultural Society applied for the grant to assist with facility improvement projects such as the much needed updates to the restrooms in the Junior Fair Building. These funds are allocated to the bathroom renovation project which will make the women’s restroom truly ADA compliant, increase restroom capacity and add storage.
“We are grateful for the continued support of the Cooper Family Foundation and their dedication to supporting the improvements of our facilities,” states Mike Poling, Van Wert County Fair Secretary and Fair Manager.
The projects are slated to begin early 2023 and patrons can look forward to other improvements on the grounds.