By Lindsey Stuckless
The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—Fourteen local festivals and events have been approved for 2019 grants to encourage an increase in event capacity and attendance.
The Major Festival and Event Enhancement Grant Program will spend $95,000 in total, granting $5,000 and $10,000 to organizations who meet the requirements. Of the 14 organizations, one had their grant amount lowered due to a change in size and venue.
The Dunnville Agricultural Fair received $10,000 the past three years, but has since returned to Lions Park after moving to the Dunnville Airport in 2017.
The fair will scale back on a number of events, including eliminating the demolition derby, and will now receive a $5,000 grant.