Community hall receives seating grant

WHEATLAND – The 4-H community hall, when finished, will have 15 new tables and 120 new chairs thanks to a grant received from the Woodrow & Glyda May Endowment fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.The fairgrounds and the community building are typically utilized 147 days a year, seeing approximately 11,700 people pass through the doors, with a waiting list for cancelations and guests coming in from other counties and states.

In expanding the facility, the fairgrounds have increased its capacity to host larger events, as well as have multiple events at one time. The additional tables and chairs provided by the funding will assist with those expanded capabilities and will allow for round table discussion and elegant event seating. Beth Douglas, Platte County Fair Board member, commented on the Award.

“The Platte County Fair board would first of all like to thank the Foundation and the family of Woodrow & Glyda May Endowment fund for this opportunity,” she said. “Having additional chairs and tables will allow the public to have larger gatherings and not have to put all the time and effort into renting more tables and chairs from another source. This is huge when you already have the stress of putting on a major event! We also have multiple rooms for use now, so more seating was needed to cover all the new space. This is great because you now have the chance of more than one event going on there at a time. Having additional funding has a great impact by allowing the board to provide additional furnishings that have not been provided before. This provides items that are in better condition, more of them and multiple uses. Again, the PCFB is very thankful for the help with new and exciting future of Platte County Agriplex!”

To learn more about the availability of the new event space or to assist with further donations for 4-H functions, visit or contact Jenny Davis, Fair Manager at 307-322-9504.

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with donors to support the charitable causes they care most about. In 2019 the Wyoming Community Foundation granted over $11 million to charitable causes across the state. For information call 307-721-8300 or visit their website at


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