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friends of fairgrounds receive $1500 grant


January 31, 2019

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 (l to r): Friends of the Fairgrounds President Julia Mead, Dianne McKinley, David McKinley, Northwest FCS Relationship Manager Jonathan Bailey

Northwest Farm Credit Services awarded a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant to Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds to help with the installation of a professionally engineered indoor arena footing. In 2018, Northwest Farm Credit Services committed over $297,000 to 187 projects in rural communities across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, according to a press release submitted to The Times. The next rural grant deadline is Feb. 1, 2019. Visit for more information and an application.

The Friends of the Fairgrounds will hold their second annual yard sale fundraiser on March 1-2 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building. Donations are currently being accepted. Visit the Friends of the Columbia County Facebook page or contact a board member for details.


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