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Fair sponsorships

(IID Board supports the Fairs)…..Both the California Mid-Winter Fair and the Riverside County Fair.

Both requested sponsorship Tuesday. The California Mid-Winter Fair officials were pleasantly surprised by the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Director’s decision. IID staff had recommended a $5,000 sponsorship be approved, down from last year’s $7,500 sponsorship. Fair officials asked that this year’s sponsorship be at least what it was a year ago. Director Norma Galindo moved the sponsorship increase to $10,000, with another $10,000 for the Fair auction. It was approved unanimously. The Board also approved a $5,000 sponsorship for the Riverside County Fair. They said the Riverside Fair was subsidized by the Riverside Economic Development Department.