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Adna Fulton, family, recognized for support of county ag center

Ag center facility named AC&T Arena in honor of local business owner

August 06, 2012
  • Local business owner Adna Fulton, center, receives a plaque honoring him for his support of the Washington County Agricultural Education Center from Ag Center Board of Directors President Ron Shifler, left.
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BOONSBORO — The Washington County Agricultural Education Center Board of Directors held a naming ceremony for the AC&T Arena on July 26, honoring Adna Fulton and his family.

The ceremony recognized Fulton for his generous financial contributions to the ag center and his longtime support of Washington County agriculture.

With more than 100 attendees, the event took place at the ag center show barn prior to the annual 4-H Market Animal Sale during the recently completed Washington County Ag Expo and Fair.

During the ceremony, Robbie Shaw of Fairplay spoke on behalf of the ag center, highlighting Fulton’s personal and professional life.

Fulton, with his wife, Janet, by his side, praised the 4-H program, the youth involved in agriculture, and encouraged adults to continue their support. He also spoke of his sons and their dedicated involvement in the family business.

Ron Shifler, president of the ag center board of directors, presented commemorative plaques to the Fulton family.

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Attendees of the dedication included friends and family of the Fultons, the Washington County Board of Commissioners, Del. John Donoghue, Del. LeRoy Myers Jr. and Blaine Young, president of Frederick County Commissioners.

In addition, members of the board of directors for the ag center and Rural Heritage Museum, ag center staff and other supporters of the agriculture community attended.

Before the ceremony, a reception was held for the Fulton family, catered by the Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum.

 

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