The project “Small Changes, Big Difference!” is one of 15 finalists in Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift initiative. With votes from Facebook fans, Fremont County Fairgrounds could receive a grant of up to $3,000 to help bring this fairground improvement project to life.

“Small Changes, Big Difference!” will focus on little things — including updates to a bathroom, dressing room, and hand-washing station, as well as three new doors — which will add up to a big impact on the appearance and functionality of the fairgrounds.

“Few things are more important to one's comfort than a nice restroom, and our updated bathroom will be both attractive and functional once we've added the finishing touches. It will meet the needs of those who utilize wheelchairs and walkers, as well as young families who need a safe and sanitary place to change diapers. New doors will provide improved security, better insulation, and by choosing doors with windows, more natural light will be let in. The 'Small Changes, Big Difference' project will demonstrate how a little goes a long way!” said Mandy Maher, who submitted the project.


You can help Fremont County Fairgrounds earn a Fairground Facelift grant for “Small Changes, Big Difference!” by voting for a Fairground Facelift grant on Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page.

“Fairground Facelift grants are another way Grinnell Mutual supports the towns where our customers live, work, and play,” said Barb Baker, director of advertising and community relations. “County fairgrounds celebrate family, friendship, and relationships — the stuff that matters. That’s why we want to be part of sustaining them for future generations.”

“Small Changes, Big Difference!” was selected as a one of 15 finalists from nearly 130 project submissions received.


Visit Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page or website to vote for this project. Click the ‘Vote’ button on the photo of the fairground project you want to vote for. People can vote once per day, per project.

The project receiving the highest number of votes will receive a $3,000 grant. The next four places in voting — second, third, fourth, and fifth — will each receive a $1,000 grant.

Voting ends Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11:59 a.m. CT. See the finalists below.


Grinnell Mutual, in business since 1909, is the 111th-largest property casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America. Its products are available in 19 states.

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