Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
It’s state fair time again and the Edmonson County Tourism Commission will once again sponsor a booth in the “Pride In The Counties” Area. “Every year it's a large task to have the booth but we feel that it markets our community, Nolin Lake and Mammoth Cave in a positive light” said Rhonda Clemmons, Tourism Director. “Each year the tourism commission welcomes volunteers from the community to help man the booth and we could not do the booth without the help of volunteers."
A few years ago, the tourism commission began the “Adopt A Day At The State Fair” campaign. Clubs, organizations, school groups, businesses, and even families “Adopt A Day” at the Fair. The volunteers help the Tourism Commission and it often helps the group or business market themselves for the day.
Clemmons said that no specialized training is needed. Literature is available in the booth about the county which helps answer most questions. The only requirement is that you like to talk and visit with people. “Most people stop and talk about memories of Edmonson County," Clemmons said. “You will have people with lake memories, or coming to a cave tour, or visiting relatives or church memories. Sometimes they just want to ask if you know where a certain cemetery is and that they have family members buried there. The conversation often ends with them picking up literature and say they are ready to plan a visit to a place many people still call “home."
The 2017 KY State Fair takes place August 17-27 in Louisville, KY. Volunteers are given free tickets for fair entry which covers parking. A complimentary sign is also displayed for each day sponsor. To inquire about volunteering , call 270-597-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer dates are first call-first reserved so for a specific date please call early. For more information on the state fair visit www.kystatefair.org
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