All About Our Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Freeborn County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2012
End Date
August 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Freeborn
Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of Minnesota, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivison 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage;

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368
Other Funds Leveraged
$111
Direct expenses
$7,368
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey the crowd.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Responses were largely favorable.  The mariachi band played a great selection of music and had wonderful, traditional outfits.  The Wendinger polka band is a favorite from New Ulm and had a bigger crowd than the seating area allowed for.  The Norwegian story teller had a small crowd, but made his stories interesting and funny.

Source of Additional Funds

Freeborn County Agricultural Society

Recipient Board Members
Norm Fredin
Paul Hansen
Larry Irvine
Don Nolander
Gordon Toenges
Troy Thompson
Michael Woitas
Project Overview

To bring a variety of cultural heritage and arts programming to the fair, and purchase a stage.

Project Manager
First Name
Norm
Last Name
Fredin
Organization Name
Freeborn County Agricultural Society
Phone
507-373-6965
Email
fcfair@smig.net