Corman Announces $1.3 Million for Improvements to Juniata County Fairgrounds

(PORT ROYAL) – Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) announced today the Juniata County Fair Committee will receive $1.3 million in funds for infrastructure improvements to the fairgrounds.

“The economic benefits of this $1.3 million investment in the fairgrounds will ripple through other sectors as we welcome visitors to our area,” Senator Corman said. “People who have been drawn to the area by the fairgrounds are moving here because of our community and its values. Recent race days have brought people from 26 states to Juniata County and these fairgrounds. These improvements will only serve to accelerate this.”

The grant from the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development will be used to address some important infrastructure issues such as storm water runoff, a handicap tunnel and the convenience of restrooms.

“Receiving this money demonstrates the value of the good work of all of the volunteers and the growth experienced here because of their efforts,” Senator Corman said. “With these improvements including expanding the handicap access and the continued growth being experienced at the fairgrounds, the impact of those efforts will be felt throughout the region.”

 CONTACT: Jenn Kocher (717) 574-6872 (cell) or jkocher@pasen.gov