Enter your local fairground to win Grinnell Mutual grant
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[April 11, 2014]
GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell Mutual
Reinsurance Co. seeks submissions for projects across the Midwest
that will improve local fairgrounds. Grinnell Mutual is offering
Fairground Facelift grants totaling $3,500 to three county
fairgrounds in order to make a lasting impact for the fairground and
the people who use it.
"The fairground is a gathering place for the people who live in our
rural marketplace," said Barb Baker, Grinnell Mutual director of
advertising and community relations. "Many fairgrounds show signs of
how well they are used. The Fairground Facelift is Grinnell Mutual's
way of recognizing the impact local fairgrounds have on their
Grinnell Mutual will accept project submissions on
its Front Porch Facebook page,
GrinnellMutualFrontPorch, through April 30. Projects must have
or affiliate with a county fairground and be located in one of 12
states where Grinnell Mutual does business: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin. State fairground projects
will not be accepted.
Beginning May 13, the public can vote on Grinnell Mutual's Front
Porch Facebook page for their favorite project to win a Fairground
"People living and working in rural areas know the needs of their
local fairgrounds," Baker said. "Their votes on Grinnell Mutual's
Facebook page will decide which projects will receive Fairground
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Grinnell Mutual will announce finalists May 13, and any
Facebook fan can vote on project finalists to receive grants.
Voting ends May 27. The three finalists with the most votes will
receive $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively.
To learn more about Fairground Facelift, visit Grinnell Mutual's
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Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co., in
business since 1909, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance
companies and property and casualty insurance products through more
than 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states. Grinnell
Mutual is the 123rd-largest property-casualty insurance company in
the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual
companies in North America.