Get ready for the fair!

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It’s busier than ever here at the Chamber office. We are entering into our database the names of all the individuals who signed up for the $1,000 Give-A-Way during Bargain Highway, in preparation to draw a lucky winner during fair week! Yes, the Chamber actually does give away $1,000.

It may not be completely transparent how a winner is chosen, so we would like to clear up any confusion. We don’t cut the handwritten names, put them in a spinner, and draw out a name. The names, phone numbers, and addresses are entered into our database, and then the hand-written sheets are shredded. On Give-A-Way day at the fair we open the spreadsheet live on the radio. A computer randomly generates a number, and the name that matches that number in the spreadsheet is the winner.

By entering data into a spreadsheet, it also allows the Chamber to analyze information about who participated in Bargain Highway, such as how many states were represented, how many people spent the night, and much more. We look forward to sharing that information with Benton County very soon!

Upcoming Events
On Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1-6 p.m. the Benton County Prevention Coalition will have their kick off at the Benton County Fairgrounds. More than 20 booths will be available to provide information and assistance for Benton Countians. Come out for free, fun activities such as the “Drop-a-Cop” dunking booth, food trucks, EMS vehicles, and more.

This year’s theme for the fair is “Century Farms and Sothern Charm.” The fair is scheduled for Sept. 23-28, with carnival rides for all ages and lots of delicious food. Fair books are located at several area businesses in Big Sandy, Camden, and Holladay, as well as the UT/TSU Extension office, the library, and the Chamber. Feel free to stop by our office to pick up a copy!

This week we would like to spotlight Benton County Cable, a company that has been providing local cable TV and high-speed Internet for areas of Benton and Humphreys Counties since 1993. To subscribe or learn more about their services, call 731-584-7100.
With Benton County Cable, there are so many channels to enjoy! Customers can enjoy sports, music, reality, comedy, drama, education, breaking news, and extensive local programming. They also offer broadband high speed Internet service transmitted over existing coaxial cables.

The Benton County/Camden Chamber of Commerce is proud to have Benton County Cable as a valued Chamber member and a part of the Benton County community!

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