Grayson Co., TX - Several non-profit organizations were set up all through the Mayor arena on the fairgrounds today. They ranged in everything from Grayson County Emergency Management to the Lions Club and the Red Cross.
It was part non-profit day, and the goal is to provide charity groups a place to spread their message and hopefully do a little fundraising. And with an estimated 18 thousand people visiting the fair throughout its duration, organizers say it's a perfect place to reach the community.
While the cold weather might have kept some people from visiting the fair today it didn't stop the non-profit groups from gathering support.
"I think it helps to get the word out for their organization... Helps people buy tickets to go... Helps people know what's going on and get tickets,” said fair attendee Karen Gracy with her son Colton Freeman.
Larry Hayley is a member of the motorcycle ministry group Warriors of the Word. He says he enjoys the opportunity to spread news about their cause and get more people involved.
Right now they are raising money for their Adopt a Family" program to help families in need during the upcoming holidays. And Hayley says the end result of giving back is well worth spending the day in the cold temperatures.
"When you see people that are going through some difficult times it makes you feel good to know that you're able to help, maybe get them through some tight situations that maybe they can't face on their own,” said Hayley.
Tomorrow is the last day for the Grayson County Fair at Loy Lake Park. Gates open Sunday at 12:00 p.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.