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Ag Center Nears Opening
Wednesday, 16 September 2009

September 17--  Finally Toombs County has a permanent place to showcase its claim to fame, agriculture.

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The new Toombs Agri-Center
 

The $1.2 million Toombs Agri-Center behind Toombs County High School is expected to be open for business in late October.  It's 11-member board of directors paid a visit to the center Tuesday and is excited about what the center will mean to the community.

Board chairman Mark Montfort says, "This is going to provide opportunities, not only for our kids, but for our county together and I hope this will be a project that will pull Lyons and Vidalia together.  With a facility like this, we have the opportunity to attract a whole lot of events and with that comes revenue which will help our local economy."

The center has over 5,000 square feet of  space inside including an exhibition hall and a covered show arena in the rear about the size of a football field.  According to Montfort, two livestock shows are already booked.

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Livestock Shows and Rodeos will be held in the Center Arena
 

"October 31st we have a livestock show scheduled and the another on November 7th.  This facility will be open for anyone to come to and we hope we will host private events as well as public events," he said. 

Other members of the board are vice-chairman Johnny Jones, secretary Michelle Johnson, treasurer Monty Usher, Jason Edenfield, Hardy Thomas, Elizabeth Harvill, Skeeter Toole, Clint Williams, Tom Brodnax and ex-officio member Dr. Kendall Brantley.

 
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