Andrew County Youth Foundation Receives Grant
The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation recently granted $10,000 to the Andrew County Youth Foundation for the construction of a Youth and Community Building on the fairgrounds.
The fully-insulated, climate-controlled 1,600 square foot building will include a kitchen and handicap accessible restrooms. Nearly three quarters of the costs were raised through fundraising, individual pledges and donated services. The FCS Financial Foundation grant puts the project closer to its main goal of getting the inside of the building completed and fully functional.
“The Youth and Community Building will provide a facility where more than 450 youth and 900 adults from throughout the area can participate in year round activities,” says Jim Humphrey, Andrew County Youth Foundation Advisor. “We will also be able to host the Andrew County 4-H/FFA Project Day as well as producer and community meetings at the Andrew County Fairgrounds.”
The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation represents the cooperative’s long-term commitment to a thriving and prosperous agricultural industry and our rural communities. The Foundation focuses on targeted, long-term investments.
“County fairs present a great opportunity for youth to learn about leadership as they show their projects,” says David Janish, FCS Financial CEO. “FCS Financial is committed to supporting our rural communities by providing assistance to help tomorrow’s leaders succeed. The Youth and Community Building will be a valuable asset to the community and surrounding areas. ”