Lincoln County finalist in Grinnell Mutual Fairground Facelift promotion


Lincoln County Fairgrounds just north of Lennox, SD are among the finalists in a contest to receive funds for fairground improvements. Voters will determine the winners.

Fairground improvement projects from 15 county fairgrounds in 10 states are finalists in Grinnell Mutual’s 2021 Fairground Facelift promotion.

Grinnell Mutual will distribute a total of $7,500 to six winners to help local fairgrounds bring their improvement projects to life. The winners will be chosen by the public, who will vote for their favorite project on Grinnell Mutual’s website.

“We understand the importance of local fairgrounds in communities. Fairgrounds provide a place for community members to gather,” said Grinnell Mutual Director of Advertising and Community Relations Barb Baker. “The Fairground Facelift grant is Grinnell Mutual’s way to help local fairgrounds improve and maintain current facilities.”

The project that Lincoln County Fairgrounds hopes to secure funding for is the show-ring bleachers. If chosen as a recipient, the money would be used to purchase two sets of aluminum bleachers for the show ring.

“Bleachers will provide seating for people attending events,” said project sponsor Chad Hazel.

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds are located just north of Lennox, SD at the former location of Goeman Auction.

Anyone can visit Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page or website to vote for project finalists. To cast your vote to support your favorite fairground improvement project just visit Grinnell Mutual’s website. Select the voting link and follow the instructions on screen. People can vote once every 24 hours.

The top vote-getter will receive a $3,000 grant. The two projects with the next-highest votes will each receive a $1,500 grant. The three projects with next-highest votes will receive $500 grants.

Voting ends Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. CT.

Other Fairground Facelift finalists include: Boone County Fairgrounds, Boone, Iowa; Cass County Fairgrounds, Pine River, Minn.; Central Iowa Fairgrounds, Marshalltown, Iowa; Cooper County Fairgrounds, Boonville, Mo.; Dickey County Fairground, Ellendale, N.D.; Emmet County Agricultural Show, Estherville, Iowa; Grant County Fairgrounds, Herman, Minn.; Judith Basin County Fairgrounds, Stanford, Mont.; Kiowa County Fairgrounds, Hobart, Okla.; Lehigh County Agriculture Society, Allentown, Penn.; McHenry County Fair Association Fairground, Woodstock, Ill.; Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, Ohio; Osage County Fairgrounds, Linn, Mo.; Shelby County Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, Ill.