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Van Buren County farmer, Charles Dorr of Lawrence, has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to the Van Buren Youth Fair.

Mr. Dorr served as a director on the Van Buren Youth Fair Board Association for 15 years.

The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities.  Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local non-profit.

The Van Buren Youth Fair, which is celebrating its 61st anniversary this year, will use the funds to help cover the costs associated with Kid’s Day, which will be held on Wednesday, July 19, during the fair’s week-long run, July 17-22.  Other Wednesday activities include the Science Blast, designed for youth participation, as well as bike give-aways.

“We appreciate Mr. Dorr’s generosity in thinking of the fair,” said Van Buren Youth Fair Board President Janet Tripp.  “The Van Buren Youth Fair Board Association is proud of this fair, our exhibitors, volunteers and sponsors,” said Tripp.

For more information on America’s Farmers Grow Communities and the Monsanto Fund visit www.GrowCommunities.com and www.monsantofund.org.


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