Grants helps kick start Henry County Agricultural Fair

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DeWitt House (right), senior program officer at The Harvest Foundation, presents Roger Adams, director of Henry County Parks and Recreation, with a $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! grant to support development of the Henry County Agricultural Fair.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! grant from The Harvest Foundation will help to kick off planning and development of the Henry County Agricultural Fair.

The grant will be used to develop promotional items, design a logo for the event, website development and advertising to jump start work with a planning committee.

According to the grant application, the Henry County Board of Supervisors stated in its goals for 2019-2020 to bring the Henry County Agricultural Fair to fruition. Typical attractions for fairs include agricultural exhibits, midway rides, games, concerts, food, pageants, animals, demolition derbies and rodeos.

Strategic partners include the Virginia Association of Fairs, Henry County Board of Supervisors, the Martinsville Speedway, Henry County Parks and Recreation, and the Henry County Agricultural Fair Planning Committee.

The Harvest Foundation’s Pick Up the Pace! grants program is a competitive, small grants program designed to engage people and organizations in sparking innovative ideas, collaborations and change in Martinsville and Henry County. These six-month grants for up to $10,000 are available for application year-round. To find out more, visit www.theharvestfoundation.org or call (276) 632-3329

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