The Edmonson County Tourism Commission has announced they will once again implement the “Adopt a Day At the State Fair” for the second consecutive year. Last year was the first time local businesses and groups were asked to volunteer to represent Edmonson County at the "Pride In The Counties" booth.
According to Tourism Director Rhonda Clemmons, some groups and businesses had in the past, but this was the first time to officially ask for commitments for a full day. In return, the day sponsors will receive signage in the booth at the state fair recognizing their business or organization and will also be presented with an engraved plaque at the annual dinner while also being featured in local media outlets.
”Last year was a big success” said Clemmons. “We can only hope for the same level of success. We can't fund and man the booth without the community’s support."
Free entry and parking tickets are given to the volunteers. Clemmons also noted that it's best if 2-4 people attend from one business or organization so that one or two people can operate the booth while the others enjoy the exhibits and shows of the state fair, then trade positions later. "It seems to work out well and give the volunteers an enjoyable experience at the fair while representing our county," she added.
The Ky State Fair is held in Louisville each year, running Aug. 18-28. At the KY Expo Center. This year Edmonson County will have a larger presence at the fair with a double booth. Clemmons said the Tourism Commission is also working on a new county promotional publication to distribute from the booth.
If interested in volunteering or for more details, please contact the Tourism Office at 270-597-2222 or 597-7661. Dates are booked first come first booked.