The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation is pleased to announce plans for a new Agricultural Education Center at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds & Event Center in Lynden.
The proposed Agricultural Education Center will be a two-level, approximately 26,000-square-foot building that replaces several of the older structures near the primary Front Street entrance to the fairgrounds. The current buildings hold 4-H, art, hobby, quilt and other entries during the fair.
The proposed building will also include space for year-round display of the award-winning "Farming: For Life" exhibit, according to Lynden berry grower Brad Rader, who is leading the fundraising effort.
"We need to highlight the importance of agriculture in our community year-round," Rader said.
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Major pledges from local individuals and businesses already have raised much of the $5 million needed for the Agricultural Education Center, but $450,000 is still needed to complete the project. Also, the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center will receive $1.8 million from the State of Washington.
For information about donating toward construction of the Agricultural Education Center, call the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center at (360) 354-4111.