Woodford Wins Pride of the Counties at State Fair
The Kentucky State Fair Pride of the Counties, sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, draws attention to each county’s history, dining and lodging, attractions, and festivals. Of sixty-three counties participating, Woodford County’s exhibit was judged 2009 Best Exhibit for the third time in ten years. Visitors to the exhibit, made possible by the Woodford County Tourist Commission, received site-specific brochures highlighting tourist attractions, dining, antiques, horse farm tours, and education. Students visiting the exhibit were given a “Facts about Woodford County” brochure to assist them in preparing school reports. Over 300 Woodford Countians visited the exhibit, and the Pride of the Counties hall attracted approximately 30,000 visitors. Community volunteers hosted the exhibit for the ten-day run of the State Fair.
Shown receiving the 2009 Best Exhibit award are front from left: Amanda Sparrow, Woodford County Chamber; Sharon Turner, Midway City Council; Tami Vater, Woodford County Chamber; Mary Lou Watkins, Woodford County Fair Board Member; and Mark Haney, President, Kentucky Farm Bureau;
Second row from left: Alder Blackburn, Woodford County Tourism; John Coyle, Woodford County Judge Executive; Carl Rollins, State Representative; Grayson Vandegrift, Midway Business Association; Tom Bozarth, Midway Mayor; Brad Smith, CEO, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company; and Steve McCormick, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company.