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Another $10,000 grant received for indoor event center project


May 16, 2018

Dennis and Laura Kleinjan pose with parts for the 100 by 200 feed metal building that will become the new indoor event center at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. The never assembled building was acquired by Blaine County from Malmstrom Air Force Base through a program that allows local governments to receive federal surplus property. Promoters of the project have raised $50,000 toward a needed $150,000 to prepare a building site and erect the building.

The Blaine County Fair Board was notified recently of a $10,000 grant award to buy and wire 50 LED lights for the new indoor event center to be erected at the county fairgrounds. Laura Kleinjan, who has already written several successful grants for the project, said, "I heard about this Montana-based foundation from a friend. The foundation funds "brick and mortar" projects, perfect for what we are trying to do." The indoor center can host a number of events ranging from car and gun shows to livestock events that need to be held out of the weather. The center will have a dirt floor.


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