October 9, 2013
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Cooperative Extension director Janine Rywak on behalf of the 2013 Anson Ag Expo & Fair Planning Committee: Ronnie Mills, Rita Mills, Sharon Edwards, Eloise Harrington, Beth Rogers, Debbie Wright, Tina Rowell, Mark Mills, Roddy Purser, Bruce Shankle, Erin Dempsey, Pam Layfield, Roshunda Blount, Jessica Anderson, Aimee Rankin and Janine Rywak.)
Please allow us to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone that supported our 2013 Anson Ag Expo & Fair. We had a great event. In total, we had 304 fair exhibits, 73 participants in the fair, 13 vendors, 103 in events at the expo, and 79 youth from 9 counties showing 119 goats, lambs and heifers. We have a hard time estimating the total attendance for the week, but we think we had around 1,500.
None of this would have been possible without the support of our community. To everyone that participated, attended, and encouraged friends who participated, thank you! But especially let us thank our sponsors. Without them, we could not do what we do. For their support of agriculture and our programs, a BIG THANK YOU!!!