Rushville Republican

December 21, 2012

Ag Association fundraiser for new pens


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Rush County Ag Association has made a commitment to raise funds for new pens for the livestock barns at the Rush County fairgrounds. This endeavor may take one or two years, but their hopes are to secure funding and/or pledges to purchase the pens as soon as possible.

As you are spending your holidays with family and friends, please bring the project up to those who may wish to donate or whose companies might participate. Any amount would be appreciated.

The Rush County Ag Association is a 501(c3), not-for-profit, tax deductible organization, so gifts would be tax deductible. Checks may be made payable to the Rush County Ag Association and sent in care of Purdue Extension Rush County, 101 East Second St., Courthouse, Room 103, Rushville, IN  46173. Please note on the check that the donation is earmarked for pen purchases. Questions may be directed to Will Schakel at 317-439-6397, Jeff Amos at 561-0818, Charlie Smith at 765-993-4397 or John Meyer at 765-969-0205.

The Rush County Ag. Association would like to purchase 184 metal pens for the swine, sheep and goat shows at the fair. The total cost of the project is $55,000. Any money left over would be used for upgrades in the Livestock Pavilion.

Various levels of giving have been established, but any donation is appreciated. Levels of giving are:

l Master Showman - $5,000 and over

l Senior Showman - $3,500 - $4,999

l Intermediate Showman - $2,000 - $3,499

l Junior Showman - $500 - $1,999

l Rookie Showman - $499 or under

All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be given.



– Rushville Republican