The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Project
The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Project in honor of a man whose passion was the Linn County Fair. Lynn served as a board member for many years even holding many leadership positions within the Linn County Fair Association with great pride and diligence. He also served as director of the Association of Iowa Fairs Northeast District before his passing.
Lynn’s dream was to take the Linn County Fair to the next level, he helped bring this dream to life when bringing back the carnival, providing concerts, and more grandstand events. His next dream was to have a building on the Linn County Fairgrounds that was an “all year” building. It would include meeting rooms, kitchen and exhibition hall. Currently the fairground has to shut down during the months of October-April. With this facility the fairgrounds would be open all year long for 4-H meetings, board meetings, receptions, etc.
One of Lynn’s passions in life was the county fair industry. He served as a board member of the Linn County Fair with great pride and diligence. He also served as director of the Association of Iowa Fairs Northeast District. Lynn was a 4-H leader as well as a mentor to many people, both young and old. Lynn lived to volunteer for the county fair. His passion for the fair was always apparent when you would hear his laugh or see his smile.
We were greatly sadden on March 12th, 2008 when Lynn passed away suddenly of a heart attack. He left behind his wife Jean and their two sons Ryan & Sean.
It is with great pride that the Linn County Fair Association will continue helping make his dream of a year round facility come true with our Lynn Dunn Memorial Project.
Friends, family, fair-goers and The Linn County Fair Association gathered for an Open House on October 12, 2014 to celebrate the grand opening of the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building. The event was featured by KCRG-TV9. View the featured video above.