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Washington County Farmers Merchants Fair Board has been working diligently on the new cattle barn project.  With a grant through Hoosier Uplands, the Fair Board has come a little bit closer to making this project possible.

Hoosier Uplands awarded the Washington County Fair Board $15,000 in grant money on November 29, 2019, to help with constructing this new building. 

Overall, the project is going to cost somewhere near $200,000.00. 

As of right now with donations and saving from the fair events over the years, the Fair Board is nearing its goal of that $200,000.00, according to Washington County Fair Board President Seth Purlee.

“We are still looking for sponsors and donors for the projectc” said Purlee.  “If there are any businesses, individuals, or others that are interested in helping to support this project, please feel free to contact the Fair Board to make a donation. All donations, big or small, will be on a sponsors’ sign that will hang permanently in the new cattle barns.”

This project will not only help the youth in our community, but it will also help in bringing other events to our fairgrounds, said Purlee.