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July 2, 2014

YOUR VIEW: Chamber driving force behind Ag Fest

GLASGOW — Dear Editor,

After reading your “Our View” column on June 25 regarding the Barren County Ag Festival, I wanted to clarify and add to your comments.

In the column, credit for the organization of the Barren County Ag Festival was given to Farmers RECC. While I did serve as chair of the event, the primary organizer and facilitator for the Barren County Ag Festival is the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce.

The Ag Festival was organized by a large group of Chamber volunteers who agreed to serve on the Ag Festival committee and give of their time and talents to make this agricultural event happen. These individuals serve varied roles in their day-to-day working lives, including everything from providing insurance to farmers, to supplying them with feed and fuel, to owning their own working farms. We worked together, each person bringing their own brand of agricultural knowledge to the table, culminating in a wonderful event.

We are thankful not only for those individuals, but also for the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber itself. Without the help of their dedicated staff, the Barren County Ag Festival might not have ever happened. The Ag Festival committee is grateful for the activeness of the Chamber and their willingness to take on new and exciting events that benefit our county and community.

We also owe many businesses a sincere ‘thank you’ for their support of the Ag Festival. So many businesses stepped forward to sponsor the event, donate employee time to the planning committee, agree to volunteer during set up, serve as exhibitors themselves or just came out to visit us on June 21.

Our strength as a community comes not from the hard work of any one individual or business, but in the cooperation of many businesses and individuals working together toward a common cause. Farmers RECC and I are proud to serve as just one of the businesses who make this community one of the best communities in the commonwealth.

Caralyne Wright

Director, member and public communications

Farmers RECC

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