Compeer Financial recently made several donations to county fairs throughout the region it serves, including the La Salle County and Bureau County fairs. At a Bureau County donation presentation were (from left) Brian Carlson, Kyle Burrows (Bureau County Fair President), Dave Mead, Francis Morse, Robbie Fox, Briana Butler, Dave Diekemper and Gary Monier with Compeer Financial representatives Dan Legner and Adam King.
PRINCETON — Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded 55 Fair Facility Upgrade Grants to county fairs across its 144-county territory, including Bureau and La Salle county fairs.
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, including Bureau County Fair, to rebuild sliding doors on beef and dairy cattle barns; and La Salle County Junior Fair Association, for upgrade and expansion of concrete walkways and entry pads for buildings.
Since the program began, a total of $344,740 has been awarded to 119 fairs, touching the lives of more than 3.5 million fairgoers and pªrticipants. The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America will offer this program again in March 2020.