Ruritan Invites Locals To Meet New Event Center Vendors

From the Ruritan Club of Clarke County 

Take a step back in time when Clarke County was a rural farming community. For one week in August, the horticulture building at the Clarke County Fairgrounds would be filled with entries in various categories including fruits, vegetables, eggs, field crops, and flowers. They will be judged and the winners will receive ribbons and small cash awards.

Today, that same building has been remodeled to serve, not only as the horticulture building for the fair, but as a Ruritan Event Center. When it’s not fair week, the venue is available for the public to rent for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions, baby and bridal showers, work retreats, business parties, graduations, funeral receptions, fundraisers, and corn hole tournaments.

We will be hosting an open house on Sunday, June 9 from 1–3pm for the community to come see why we are so proud of our newly remodeled building. It boasts 3,000 square feet of climate-controlled space, including new bathrooms. The charcoal-colored metal wainscoting walls and 20 foot high ceiling meet rough wood panels below, providing a rustic, but formal atmosphere.

Come visit with local vendors who can offer you event planning, catering, photography, and more. Enjoy live music by Emily Fisher and treat yourself to an ice cream, a grilled cheese, or a lumpia from our three food trucks that will be on-site.

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