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Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund awards the Barton County Fair Association $1,000 Grant
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Wheatland Electric Inc. presented its Sharing Success Fund Grant to Barton County Fair Association. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Wheatland Electric Inc. Friday announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Barton County Fair Association. As a non-profit organization, this group is responsible for the planning and implementation of the annual Barton County Fair, held each July at the Expo grounds, west of Great Bend, Kansas. 

The Barton County Fair Association’s grant money will be used to purchase five Motorola Digital two-way radios. These new radios will be used to assist with traffic control, monitoring guests, special events, and concerts. These radios will help to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests, vendors, and staff during the fair. 

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on Dec. 1, 2012.  Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $7,500 this year to the fund and $5,000 in years past.  The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted.  Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund should contact the Scott Community Foundation at 620-872-3790 for further details.

Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc., a member owned distribution cooperative headquartered in Scott City, KS, was established in 1948 as a distribution and power cooperative, in the state of Kansas.  Today, Wheatland Electric serves more than 33,000 electric meters in 19 different counties and maintains over 4,000 miles of distribution power lines across Western and South Central Kansas.