By Wendy Oaks
Foundation makes donation to Fairgrounds to help repair damages caused during recent storms
Thanks to a successful fundraising year, the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation recently made a donation of $30,000 to the Nevada County Fairgrounds to help pay for underground electrical repairs and two transformer replacements, which became necessary after the recent snow and rain storms. In addition to the transformers, the repairs will include new electrical wiring for providing primary power to a majority of the buildings on the Fairgrounds, including the RV Park, Tall Pines Nursery and the Main Street Building – all of which are used year-round by the Fairgrounds and the community.
“We are so thankful to our Foundation for providing the funds to complete this unanticipated, but necessary, repair to the Fairgrounds infrastructure,” said Sandy Woods, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “While these types of unforeseen repairs can be costly, they serve to improve our Fairgrounds and prepare the grounds for continued community use. With the elimination of state funding, the Foundation plays an increasingly critical role in supporting the Fairgrounds and ensuring the Fairgrounds’ continued success.”
The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation was established in 2005 to fulfill its mission of supporting and improving the community’s Fairgrounds. In addition to the recent donation to the Fairgrounds for capital improvements, the Foundation helped fund the building of the Whitney Pavilion that is used by the livestock community during the Fair, and also purchased additional property adjacent to the Fairgrounds on McCourtney Road.
For more information about the Fairgrounds Foundation, or to become a Foundation member, contact the Fairgrounds office at 273-6217 or visit the Foundation’s website at http://NevadaCountyFair.com/Foundation.
Publicist, Nevada County Fairgrounds