Dec. 21 2017

Hanford, Calif. — Christmas is coming early to the Kings Fair this year. Thanks to a generous donation from Kings County Farm Bureau and the June Dairy Month Committee, a new commercial freezer is being delivered to the Hanford fairgrounds tomorrow.

Since state fair funding was eliminated during the recession, forcing fairs to become financially
self-sufficient, local fairs like the Kings Fair have struggled to meet operational costs.
Throughout the state, local fairs have come to rely more heavily on their fair foundations and
community support to keep their gates open.

When the Kings Fair’s commercial freezer stopped working and was determined to be beyond
repair earlier this year, Kings County Farm Bureau’s board of directors wanted to help. They use
the freezer during their annual Farm Day event, as do other organizations that utilize the
fairground’s facilities throughout the year. With the help of the local June Dairy Month
Committee, they are purchasing a new $3,000 refrigerator and delivering it to the fairgrounds
on Friday morning.

“Farm Bureau has long partnered with the Kings Fair in a number of ways that benefit the local
ag community,” said Kings County Farm Bureau Executive Director Dusty Ference. “The fair and
their foundation are committed to upgrading their facilities, and this is a way we can help
contribute to the overall health of an organization that plays an important role in Kings

For more information, please call Dusty Ference at the Farm Bureau office, 584-3557, or on his
cell, 303-1885.


Kings County Farm Bureau is a non-profit advocacy organization that represents approximately 800 members of the agricultural community. Their mission is to provide education, promotion and representation of agriculture. More information is available at

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