The Spencer RAGBRAI 2017 Executive Committee hosted a Thank You Reception on Tuesday, September 12th at the Clay County Fair. Hundreds of volunteers stepped up to be a part of this very successful event on July 23rd. It was due to the efforts of the Committee and its volunteers that hosting the thousands of riders was such a huge success.
As part of the celebration, the committee gave back to the community monies raised during the event. It was revealed that nearly $32,000 was raised through vendor fees and the beverage garden. The Committee had made the decision early on that vendor fees would be returned to all the non-profit groups if the hosting was a success. That committment was carried out with the remaining funds of $27,000 going to groups and organizations selected by the committee.
Recipients of Spencer RAGBRAI funds were:
- Clay County Trails Association $10,000
- Pedersen Park Lighting Project $7,000
- Spencer Main Street Lighting project $5,000
- Clay County Fair Centennial Plaza project $5,000