Fairground Facelift submission period

Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift now accepting submissions!

Grinnell Mutual is accepting submissions for its 2019 Fairground Facelift promotion, a project that helps local fairgrounds in its writing territories improve their facilities.

The campaign offers five grants totaling $7,000 to county fairgrounds to help make a lasting impact for the fairground and the people who use it.

“We understand the importance of the fairgrounds in local communities as people come together for events and activities,” said Grinnell Mutual Director of Advertising and Community Relations Barb Baker. “The Fairground Facelift is Grinnell Mutual’s way to honor the impact local fairgrounds have, and to recognize the need to maintain those facilities.”

Grinnell Mutual will accept project submissions on its Fairground Facelift page beginning July 11, 2019, through Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Projects must include (or affiliate with) a county fairground and be located in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.

“Our intent is to support the people working to make their local fairgrounds better,” said Baker. “Votes on Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page will decide which projects receive Fairground Facelift grants, so we encourage everyone to support the improvement efforts in their communities by voting every day.”

Grinnell Mutual will announce 15 finalists and open public voting on Facebook on Aug. 29, 2019, at noon CT. Facebook fans can vote once per day per project.

Voting ends Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 11:59 a.m. CT. The grand prize winner will receive $3,000. The four fairgrounds with the next-highest vote totals will earn $1,000 each.

To learn more about the Fairground Facelift, visit Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift page.