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New Agricultural Education Center


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.


Fundraising dinner and auction June 15

Supporters of the Agricultural Education Center are hosting a dinner and auction June 15, hoping the event will raise the final funds needed to start construction this year.

The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation is hosting the fundraiser in the Expo Building at the fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden. A social hour with a no-host bar will start at 5:30 p.m. June 15, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 apiece. Reservations are due June 5 by contacting Tarrah Jandoc at (360) 354-4111, ext. 210, or
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