Hanford, Calif., (December 28, 2017) – Christmas is coming early to the Kings Fair this year. Thanks to a generous donation from Kings County Farm Bureau and the June Dairy Month Committee, a new commercial freezer is being delivered to the Hanford fairgrounds tomorrow.
Since state fair funding was eliminated during the recession, forcing fairs to become financially self-sufficient, local fairs like the Kings Fair have struggled to meet operational costs. Throughout the state, local fairs have come to rely more heavily on their fair foundations and community support to keep their gates open.
When the Kings Fair’s commercial freezer stopped working and was determined to be beyond repair earlier this year, Kings County Farm Bureau’s board of directors wanted to help. They use the freezer during their annual Farm Day event, as do other organizations that utilize the fairground’s facilities throughout the year. With the help of the local June Dairy Month Committee, they are purchasing a new $3,000 refrigerator and delivering it to the fairgrounds on Friday morning.
“Farm Bureau has long partnered with the Kings Fair in a number of ways that benefit the local ag community,” said Kings County Farm Bureau Executive Director Dusty Ference. “The fair and their foundation are committed to upgrading their facilities, and this is a way we can help contribute to the overall health of an organization that plays an important role in Kings County.”
For more information, please call Dusty Ference at the Farm Bureau office, 584-3557, or on his cell, 303-1885.