Legacy Funds used for fair improvementsPublished 3:05am Monday, August 6, 2012
Fairgoers will probably notice improvements to the Creative Arts Building.
The fair board received Equal Share Grant dollars to put new steel siding on the interior of the building, rewire the interior of the building and put up new light fixtures. This improvement has brightened up the interior of the building, according to fair officials.
Fair board members hope fairgoers will notice this improvement when attending the fair.
The building was built in 1945 as a horse barn measuring 150 feet by 38 feet before being converted for creative arts.
Equal Share Grant funds come through the 2008 Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The state sales tax increase places additional revenue toward the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
In 2011, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Department of Agriculture to spend $1.4 million of Legacy Amendment funds each year to provide grants to each of the state’s county fairs.