EATON — Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s Mobile Fair Tour is making its way to the Preble County Fair. From Aug. 2-5, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 3,000-square-foot experience and join the rural lifestyle retailer in recognizing 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.
For the third year in a row, Tractor Supply’s fair team is embarking on the cross-country journey that began on June 8 in Illinois and will conclude on Oct. 22 in Arkansas.
New to the Mobile Fair Tour this year is Tractor Supply’s first ever “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest for 4-H and FFA students. The competition encourages youth to submit a short essay detailing how their participation in these organizations has empowered them to be a better neighbor.
The competition garnered more than 500 submissions, of which four winners were selected to be honored during a special ceremony at the Tractor Supply footprint at the Preble County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 2pm. In addition to a commemorative plaque, winners will walk away with a TSC gift pack.
“The ‘Great Neighbor’ essay contest has added a fun component to this year’s Mobile Fair Tour,” said Phil Reiter, vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “The students involved in 4-H and FFA play such important roles in the communities we serve and we are privileged to have the opportunity to recognize them for their hard work and dedication.”
The students being acknowledged are Chyann Kendel of Eaton, Ohio; Eliza Jones of Oxford, Ohio; Emily Zimmer of Mishawaka, Ind.; and Chyanne Retcher of Ney, Ohio.
The ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m.
In addition to the ceremony on Aug. 5, fairgoers will get to experience the excitement of ‘life out here’ through a variety of free games for the whole family and chances to win prizes. Attendees can lasso a “runaway pig”, test their strength on the high striker game and get their photo taken on a “bucking bull”.
“The Mobile Fair Tour allows us to work alongside the communities we live in and care about, helping us to preserve tradition and keep local fairs strong,” said Reiter.