Hilmar Cheese donates $250,000 for new barn at Merced County Fairgrounds

Hilmar Cheese Company made a $250,000 gift to Friends of Merced County Fair to secure naming rights for a new Big Barn at the fairgrounds.

The donation will allow the fair to complete plans and break ground on the new building later this year, according to a press release.

Friends of Merced County Fair is a non-profit organization formed in 2008. Through tax-deductible charitable donations, the organization invests in the beautification and long-term development of the fairgrounds.

For more information about making donations or membership to Friends of Merced County Fair, visit http://www.friendsofmcf.org, or email info@friendsofmcf.org.