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$177K approved for Adams County Fair

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- The Adams County Fairgrounds will get $177,000 from Adams County.

Adams County Board Chairman Kent Snider said the board overwhelmingly approved the funds Tuesday to help the fair with losses it incurred due to COVID-19.

He added that organizers should get the check right away.

"It's nice to actually spend some money in the county because not only is the fair for Adams County, but a lot of Quincy people go there, a lot of the farm folk go there. So, it's nice to use that as our first check," Snider said.

Snider said Tuesday that board members at the Adams County Fairgrounds applied for $177,000 because that's the amount of money they missed out on due to canceled animal shows, 4-H competitions and events.

"So, they'll have start-up money for next year's fair, and they did have a pretty successful fair this year. Then, they have a few maintenance items that they're having a problem with. They need to redo their waterlines and they need new restroom facilities," Snider said.

The money is coming from the $6.5 million Adams County got from the American Rescue Plan act.

Meanwhile, Snider encourages all small non-profits in the county to apply by calling Adams County United Way at (217) 222-5020.

Charity Bell

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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