The Carman Potato and Blossom Festival and the Neepawa Lilly Festival, were among 32 events to receive grant money from the provincial government.


Angela Johnson Chairperson of the Carmen Festival says this is the first year Carmen has received this grant money and they were awarded $800.


Meanwhile Ken Waddell Chairperson of the Lilly Festival is unaware of the dollar amount they received and says it will help pay for the year round part time position the festival employees.