Handrails installed at grandstands to improve safety

Charlie Dennison

Earlier this week, handrails were installed at the grandstands of the Fergus County Fairgrounds, much to the relief of Fair Board trustee Gene Meier.

“The handrails are a much needed improvement for the safety of all attendees who use the 24-year-old grandstands,” Meier said.

With help from the Central Montana Foundation – which delivered a significant grant to the Fair Board – the handrails became a reality.

“The Central Montana Foundation Board of Directors was unanimous in its decision to grant $10,000 for the grandstand handrails,” CMF President Dean Comes said. “We felt this is a great use of grant funds since thousands and thousands of people use the facility every year.”

Meier made a presentation at the Central Montana Foundation’s annual meeting. He was presented with a check the following week.

Meier said he is grateful for the CMF supporting the fairgounds’ needs and said he appreciates their benevolence.

“This is such a giving community,” Meier said. “We are fortunate to live here.”

Howard Kolstad also donated $750 and an anonymous donor gave $1,250 to the cause, Meier said.

“We appreciate all contributions,” Meier said.

Meier added if anyone wants to contribute to a fairgrounds-related cause in any way, donate through the Central Montana Foundation.



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