Nebraska Bankers award grant to county fair

The Nebraska Bankers Association Executive Committee voted to award Cedar County Fair with a $15,000 grant on Sept. 6. The funds will assist in rebuilding livestock facilities located on the county fairgrounds which were damaged during the historic March floods.

 The Cedar County Fair grant is funded through the Bank On Nebraska Strong fund which was established by the NBA in coordination with the Nebraska Community Foundation and various Nebraska United Ways to assist with disaster recovery efforts. The fund has raised more than $165,000 to date. 

This award follows several other grants awarded since May to various communities and organizations across the state, for a combined total of $128,000.

 “The NBA is pleased to offer opportunities for funding to help rebuild Nebraska,” said President and CEO Richard Baier. “Our goal is to maximize the utilization of dollars so generously given, with grants to projects that impact entire communities. We are eager for Nebraskans to see and experience the tangible results provided through the Bank On Nebraska Strong fund.”

“As a banker in a rural community, this project truly hits home as county fairs and agricultural education through 4-H and FFA programs are integral components of our culture,” said NBA Chair Alan Emshoff, president and CEO of Generations Bank, Exeter. “This grant will help to provide ongoing education opportunities for Cedar County youth and Nebraska bankers are proud to be a part of that.”