By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Plans to start building a Washington County Rural Heritage Museum at the county Agricultural Education Center next spring received a boost Tuesday with $40,000 in private donations.
AC&T president and owner Adna Fulton and his wife Barbara presented the center with a check for $25,000.
Fulton said he always has been involved in agriculture and said he was happy to help in a great project.
Also, Purina Mills Inc. Vice President John Zerbe pledged $15,000 to the museum effort.
"We're a part of Washington County now and we want to participate in agricultural education in Washington County," Zerbe said. Purina recently opened a new mill on Hopewell Road.
"We're extremely pleased to be here. We don't think we could have picked a better place to locate our newest plant than right here in Hagerstown and Washington County," he said.