Wheatland Electric, Inc. announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Barton County Fair Association. As a non-profit organization, this group is responsible for the planning and implementation of the annual Barton County Fair, held each July at the Expo grounds, west of Great Bend, Kansas.
The Barton County Fair Association’s grant money will be used to purchase five Motorola Digital two-way radios. These new radios will be used to assist with traffic control, monitoring guests, special events, and concerts. These radios will help to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests, vendors, and staff during the fair.
The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $7,500 this year to the fund and $5,000 in years past. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund should contact Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or email@example.com.