South Bend, Ind. (March 3, 2020) – 1st Source Bank has awarded the LaPorte County Agricultural Association a $10,000 grant to help fund the construction of a new barn on the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.
“1st Source Bank is proud to support the addition of this new barn, and more broadly the work this group does for youth in our community,” says Matt Vessely, President of 1st Source Bank’s West Region. “This barn will provide a space for young people to showcase their talents and interests in agriculture. We’re sure it will leave a lasting impression on those who visit and participate in the LaPorte County Fair, as we as the other events and programs the LaPorte County Agricultural Association provides our community.”
This is the first new facility to be built on the LaPorte County Fairgrounds since the late 1960s. Construction has been completed, and the new barn will house its first event this June.
“The LaPorte County Fair Board would like to thank 1st Source Bank for their generous donation of $10,000,” says Steve Mrozinski, President of the LaPorte County Agricultural Association. “This money will go toward the construction of our new cattle facility. 1st Source Bank has always been a great supporter of our community, and we would like to convey our appreciation.”