The Owatonna Foundation recently announced a grant to the Steele County Free Fair. The grant is to be used for HVAC for the Muckle Building. The grant totals around $6,000. The ventilation and air conditioning will not only benefit fair attendees but also will prove vital in the storage of the various memorabilia that is on display in the Muckle. Work is expected to start soon.

The Foundation will have their annual meeting on Tuesday, June 20. It's believed that sometime after the meeting another Foundation grant will announced.

A reminder that the application date for some Owatonna Foundation scholarships is fast approaching. June 25 is the deadline to apply for the Nelson Scholarship for Women. There are two $1,500 scholarships for women in a technical or two year college program. June 25 is also the deadline to apply for the scholarships for the non-four year programs at technical/community colleges in preparation for a technical career. These scholarships range from $500 to $3,000 each.

Applications are at the Foundation office at 108 West Park Square, Owatonna. You may also go the Owatonna Foundation web site.