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Farm show participants invited to record their favorite memories

January 12, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show are invited to share and record their favorite memories — old and new — of the show in a special interview.

For the third year, “Voices of Farm Show” sessions will be hosted by KJ Wagner in the Department of Agriculture booth in the main hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. The exhibit will be open through Saturday.

“The ‘Voices of Farm Show’ project was designed to capture the many great stories about the farm show for posterity,” Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said. “The exhibitors, volunteers and visitors make the show the success that it is, and they all have a tale to tell about this unique event. We want to hear their stories and why the farm show has become such an important part of their lives.”

Several interviews from past shows have been transcribed and included with photos in the newly designed “Farm Show Souvenir Book.” Available for $5 at the show, the 128-page book also offers farm show maps and schedules, fun facts, a history and coupons redeemable at the show. Proceeds benefit the Dauphin County 4-H program.

Interviews from previous “Voices of Farm Show” sessions are available at www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

The farm show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking costs $10.

For more information, go to www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

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