$4M approved for SW Indiana fairgrounds project

File (Elkhart County 4H Fair, Goshen, IN
Photo Credit: Susan Plank)
File (Elkhart County 4H Fair, Goshen, IN Photo Credit: Susan Plank)

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A plan for major improvements at a southwestern Indiana county fairgrounds is receiving a $4 million boost from local officials.

The Gibson County Redevelopment Commission voted on Monday to approve giving $1 million a year over the next four years toward the fairgrounds project.

Commission member Tom Hauschild tells the Princeton Daily Clarion  while that’s less than the $5.3 million sought by fairgrounds officials, the county money will avoid borrowing costs on the project.

Plans include an estimated $1.8 million events center, along with new 4-H and storage buildings and infrastructure improvements.

Fair board president Charles Woodruff says private donations are being sought to help pay for the full $8.6 million project.
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Information from: Princeton Daily Clarion, http://www.tristate-media.com/pdclarion

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