Junior Fair Building Restoration Project
In 2022, The Van Wert County Agricultural Society was awarded $50,000 in grant funds from the Cooper Family Foundation for concrete work on the outside of the building including sidewalks, pad under canopy, and a loading dock on the south end of the facility.
In 2023, $50,000 was granted by the Cooper Family Foundation for continued improvements of the Junior Fair Building. Funds were also distributed to the bathroom renovation project to make the women’s restroom truly ADA compliant and to increase restroom capacity and add storage.
Thank you, Cooper Farms!
Van Wert County Foundation
We are continually grateful for the support provided by The Van Wert County Foundation. The Foundation is invested in improving the quality of life for Van Wert County as a whole and has donated to the Van Wert County Agricultural in specific ways, which allows us to bring you a better fair experience year over year.
GRANTS RECEIVED BY THE VAN WERT COUNTY FOUNDATION
2023 – $36,750
John D. and Nellie S. Ault Memorial Fund of $16,750 for Marketing Management and $20,000 for restroom renovations.
2021 – $25,000
Lee R. and Nellie Bonnewitz and Alice B. Andersen Memorial Fund used for tree repopulation.
2019 – $25,000
Lee R and Nellie Bonnewitz and Alice B. Andersen Memorial Fund used for tree repopulation.
2022 – $25,000
John D. and Nellie S. Ault Memorial Fund for Marketing Contractor Outsourcing.
2020 – $30,000
John D. and Nellie S. Ault Memorial Fund for Jr. Fair Grandstand Restoration. John D. and Nellie S. Ault Memorial Fund for Jr. Fair building remodeling.