Building the Future

Building the Future

Building the Future for the Clay County Fair

The Clay County Fair & Events Center is currently in the middle of a multi-year, multi-million dollar “make-over” of it’s 260-acre property to make it a shining jewel for the next generation’s years of use.

The project will be accomplished through two equally important components:

Renovation of current facilities – many of our facilities are more than 50 years old and in need of restoration and renovation.

Construction of new facilities – the Fair could be radically different 50 years from now and we need facilities for future growth.

Primary components of “Building the Future” include:

• Construction of a new Cattle Barn

Deteriorating roofs, an inadequate and unsafe electrical grid, and uneven floors in the current Cattle Barn make a new facility for a future generation of exhibitors a priority.

• Improvements to the Fair & Events Center’s Entrance Gates with a primary focus on the north entrance off of West 18th Street

First impressions are key and beautification of the entrances will be a welcoming improvement for future visitors.

Street paving throughout the grounds

Improved accessibility through smooth, hard-surfaced streets will allow future guests to have a better Fair experience.

The Clay County Fair Charitable Trust gratefully acknowledges all donors that made the Centennial Vision Capital Campaign a success. The list below represents all contributions (gifts and pledges):

$100,000 or more
Dvergsten Charitable Foundation
Farmers Trust & Savings Bank
Northwest Bank
Community State Bank
Bruce and Gayle Simons
Farm Credit Services of America
Iowa Department of Agriculture
Everett and Verlie Amis
Farmers Savings Bank
Campbell, Higgins & Mummert
Arnold Motor Supply/Merrill Co.
Chuck Schmidt
Graham Tire Company
Spencer Rotary
Karl Nolin
Clay County Community Foundation
VerDon and Donna Schmidt
Charles and Donna Elser
John and Carol Lea Cotton
H & N Chevrolet Buick
Sieh's Farm Drainage
Insurance Associates of Spencer
KICD/Big Country 107.07/MORE 104.9
Dave and Sharon Simington
George and Janet Moriarty
Dave and Sue Brugman
Dan and Karen Skelton
First State Bank - Sioux Rapids
IGL Teleconnect
Spencer Y's Men Club
Spencer Jaycees
Tom Thumb Donut Corporation
John and Mary Rahn
Marjorie Cornwall Estate
Kathy and Randall Anderson
Al and Linda Swanson
Chuck White
Clean Harbors Environmental Services
Don Pierson Ford-Lincoln
Isabel Burke's Taffy
Steve Waller
Clay Mutual Insurance
Dave and Sharyl Potratz
Duaine and Sally Holck
Clark and Kathy Cunningham
John and Dana Metcalf
David and Jane Kruse/Commstock
Royal Telephone Company
Daybreakers Kiwanis
Rick and Mary Mishler
Clinton and Patty Jones
Tracy and Jen Small
Greg's Repair
Linda Bryan
Bob and Heather Whittenburg
Spencer RAGBRAI Committee
Under $4,999
Dave Hessman
Oneota Conservation Foundation
1871 Corp (Narsi Hotels)
G & G Concessions
Delores Barringer
Dr. Larry and Kristine Koehnk
Leon and Donalle Rodas
Galen's Pro-Mow
Telco Triad
Mike and Jackie Bryan
DuPont Pioneer
Gary Grave
Merlyn and Sonna Winther
Jerry and Sherry Groenewold
Dave and Teresa Schoelerman
George Sanderson
Dianne Binder
Kruse Cate & Nelson, P.C.
Jack Harms
Joanne and Rick Follon
Jeremy and Kelsi Parsons
Bob and Suzie Fagen
Joe and Rachel Simington
Carl and Rebecca Simons
Jim and Marjorie Barglof
Gary and Lisa Peters
Larry King
Ormic Concessions
Clay County SWCD
Joe Simington
Glen Chenhall
Worthington Monument Works
NW IA Two Cylinder Club
Brad Carlson
Mark and Wendy Rees
Ron Bauermeister
Doug and Dawn Biedenfeld
Senator David Johnson
Paul and Karen Rohlf
Jim and Julie Christensen
Ken and Terry Chalstrom
Brad and Harrys, LLC
Arvin and Kathy Druvenga
Becker Concessions
Allen Johnson Family
Gary and Nelda Wolthuis
F8 Creative
Tim and Colette Elser
John and Maxine Elser
Gary and Ann Holck
Vern and Sandy Olberding
Warner's Funeral Home
Tim and Susan Christensen
Don and Debbie Sundall
The Three Sons
Cynthia Kress
Beverly Maschino
Southside Monuments
Betty Pothast
Bill and Judy Orrison
Bonnie Swart-Bailey
Bob and Sue Bendlin
Denny Barrick
John Zinn
L.R. "Pete" and Jackie Petersen
Mike White
Paul Stave
Chris and Marcia Langner
Brad and Laurie Simington
John and Nancy Heuck
Rick and Barb Wilkerson
Lorraine Conley
Jon and Judy Bang
Charlie's Food Concessions
Bea Wede
Steve and Jane Lake
Bud's Service
Marcellus Mill Questers
Marion Lucas
Zola Anderson Questers
Gary and Monica Johannsen
Roxy McLaren
Bruce Jones - Cherokee Farm Bureau
T.E.H. Enterprises
Kelly Ryan Equipment
Burlin and Alice Matthews
Jeff Crew
John Deere Dealers Association
Sheila B's Jewelry
Don and Sylvia Moore
Maynard Patten
Virgil Prather
Darlene and Ray Gustafson
Tom and Jean Willey
Pristine Systems, Inc.
Lorrie Huffman
Mari Lu Larson
Derrin and Kathy Day
John and Heidi Toale
Mel and Twila Henning
Dale and Mary Lou Larsen
Lance Beimers
Lou and Mary Lou Reed
Sara and Dennis DeWitt
Romanzo Coates Questers
Keith and Janice Klinksiek
Oasis Aqua Massage
Coffman's Locksmith Shop
David and Debbie Woodcock
Paul and Candace Daniels
Kyran Mittelstadt
Joel Hartmann
Larry Wegner
Preceptor Epsilon Chapter
Remillard Signs
Katie Rohling
Donna Frans
Walt and Paula Klein
Tom and Kae Roti
David and Dayna Schmidt
Dr. T.R. Shively
Ringsted Community Improvement