PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio (Dimple Times) – During the Pickaway County Fair’s opening ceremony, the fair received a $50,000 grant from the state, where the State Senator Tim Schaffer and Ohio State Representative spoke Gary Scherer spoke briefly at the opening ceremony about the grant that was presented.
Many fairs have decided to cancel or not have fairs this year because of the situation with COVID but the state is hoping to encourage those who are having at least having a Junior fair, as well as those who have made the difficult decision to not have a fair at all this year.
“Every fair every fair that did conduct a junior fair is going to receive a $50,000 grant,” State Representative Gary Scherer shared when asked about the grant.
This grant comes from the state operating budget, which comes from all the taxpayers in the state. Fairs that have decided not to have a Junior fair this year are still eligible for a grant of $15,000.
“It’s very cool that we’re able to bring this back to Pickaway County,” Gary states, going on to add: “We’re getting $50,000 just the same as the big county fairs, like Franklin, Cuyahoga, and so forth will get. So, we’re for bringing some back here to Pickaway County.”
Gary closed the conversation with the fact that he’s happy they were able to bring some of the taxpayers dollars back home to Pickaway County.
The Pickaway County Fair happens now through Saturday, June 27th.