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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010

CONTACT:

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Troxler, legislators to cut ribbon on new barn
at Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center Wednesday

WHO/WHAT: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, Rep. Edith Warren and Sen. Clark Jenkins will officially open the ag center’s new horse barn with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
WHEN:

Wednesday, March 17, 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center
2900 N.C. Highway 125 South, Williamston

OTHER INFO:

The new barn adds 152 horse stalls to the center, increasing its capacity to 456 and allowing for larger shows.

Last year, shows at the Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center drew more than 5,300 horses and 13,000 people, with an estimated local economic impact of more than $4 million.

-bal-5

NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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