Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
After 22 years of exhibit booth-building at the Kentucky State Fair, Edmonson County was presented the Best Exhibit Award for 2019 earlier this week at the fair.
This year's theme was "Bushels of Outdoor Family Fun," with brochures and other materials relevant to Edmonson County's outdoor attractions placed in bushel baskets and similar decor. Each year the booth is designed and constructed by volunteers, under the leadership of Edmonson County Chamber and Tourism Director Rhonda Clemmons.
She said she and dozens of other volunteers over the years have always tried their best to put a booth together that would both grab fair goers' attentions and well represent the county.
"I couldn't have done it without the support and help of our Board of Directors and the great volunteers of Edmonson County," she added.
The award was presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau representatives, who sponsors the award, to former Edmonson County Judge Executive N.E. Reed, who happened to be volunteering in the booth on the day the awards were presented.
"I'd like to dedicate the award to my son Zac Mello, who assisted me for 10 years of building the booth," she said. "It's truly an award won by our entire community."