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.
Information from: Princeton Daily Clarion, http://www.tristate-media.com/pdclarion