Foundation makes large donation to fair

The H. Hart Bennett Foundation Inc. presented a check in the amount of $34,000 to the Jefferson County Fair Association for renovations of the hog barn.

“It is certainly an honor to accept this donation. It will certainly benefit the young people exhibitors for many years to come and we are very, very grateful,” Bob Gruber, president of the Jefferson County Fair Association, said.

“We are happy to make this donation on behalf of, and in memory of, Hart Bennett,” spokesman Todd Wilt said.

The H. Hart Bennett Foundation was founded in 2009 to assist the Jefferson County FFA, 4-H program, and local youth agricultural efforts.

Shown in picture: Bob Gruber, right, accepts a check from members of the H. Hart bennett Foundation.

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