Dodge County Fair Association Receives Grant Funds

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Fair Association has received part of over $27-million-dollars in grants to event venues and live event small businesses. Governor Tony Evers recently released the funds to 204 recipients throughout the state as part of his $140-million-dollar investment to support tourism and entertainment industries. The Dodge County Fair Association is getting $200-thousand-dollars. The Fond du Lac County Agricultural Society is in line for $136-thousand, Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake is receiving $73-thousand-dollars, and $200-thousand is going to the Lodi Agricultural Fair. Evers says these businesses pay a critical role in building a strong economy as they bring people together from all over the state and country. He adds that these funds will help small businesses that are an essential part of Wisconsin’s communities and entertainment industries. The event venue andlive eventsmall business assistance grants were created to address the revenue shortfalls experienced byeventvenues and small businessesthat cater to live eventsduring the pandemic.The combined programsarefunded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act and administered by Department of Administration.