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Chillicothe State Bank Donates $30,000 to Fairground Project
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 C-T

CAPTION: Chillicothe State Bank recently pledged $30,000 to assist with construction of the new Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fairgrounds. The donation will be presented over the next three years. Pictured, from left are, Mark Simmer, State Bank president; Rusty Black, agriculture instructor and FFA adviser; and Robert Peters, fair board member and Chillicothe State Bank vice president.

C-T Photo/Megan Neis

Construction of the new Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fairgrounds received a large boost this week with a generous pledge of $30,000 from Chillicothe State Bank. The donation will be presented over the next three years and represents the bank's continued commitment to making good things happen for youth in Livingston County, officials report. “As a local community bank with strong roots in support of agriculture and youth we are proud to contribute to construction of the new Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fairgrounds,” Mark Simmer, Chillicothe State Bank president said. Construction has already begun on the new fairgrounds located on Hwy 190 next to the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center.

The project, which is estimated to cost nearly $1.5 million, will include the construction of a 9,500 square-foot multi-purpose building with a kitchen, a 16,800 square-foot cattle building, and two 10,000 square-foot buildings for hogs, sheep, goats, chickens, and other small animals.

“I am very appreciative of Chillicothe State Bank's continued support of youth in our area,” said Rusty Black, agriculture education instructor at Grand River Technical School and Chillicothe FFA advisor. “Two years ago the bank committed $10,000 to an expansion project for the Litton Agri-Science Center and now they have pledged $30,000 for our new fairgrounds. Their support has been constant and generous.”

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