Montrose, CO—The Montrose County Fair Board approved funding to offer two project grants that will be awarded to a current or new 4-H member in Montrose County. The grant program was created in an effort to support the community and expand the reach of both the local 4-H program and the Montrose County Fair Jr. Show. The Board is offering two opportunities, one for a market lamb project and the second for a market chicken project.
“We are excited to give back to the community. Not only does the grant provide the member with the animal, but it also provides the food, supplies, and education necessary to have a successful market project,” said Fair Board President Chris Cohick.
Applicants must be between 8 and 18 years of age, a first time market exhibitor and Montrose County resident. The Montrose County Fair Community Outreach Committee will award the grants based off the applicant’s need, and their willingness to learn and actively participate in the 4-H program.
“Being a part of the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo is an experience that we are pleased to be able to pass on. The program teaches many lifelong lessons including responsibility, dedication, and sportsmanship. As a Fair Board, we are proud to be able to provide this opportunity to both kids in the city limits and county” said committee chair Jessica Homewood.
Fair Board member Charles Walker and Fair Superintendent Alicia Hutto donated animals for the project.
Applications and additional information are available at montrosecountyfairandrodeo.com – click here. The deadline for grant application submissions is Monday, February 1.