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Celebration Hosts Equine Facility Managers



SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration had the honor of hosting members of the League of Agricultural and Equine Centers on Tuesday, January 24th.  Their stop at the Historic Celebration Grounds was part of their national symposium held in Murfreesboro, TN this week.

Facility managers and League officials were treated to a tour of the Celebration’s outdoor arena, barn area, and Calsonic Arena before settling into the Hall of Fame Club for a presentation that included open forums with Celebration Director Charles McDonald on facility maintenance and Shelbyville/Bedford County Chamber of Commerce incoming president Kathy Prater on building relationships with local governments and chambers of commerce.

The Celebration also hosted the group for dinner at the Blue Ribbon Circle Club.

“We’re always proud to show off our facility,” said McDonald.  “This group could relate to issues that we face on an annual basis and hopefully we were able to give them some good information that will help them at their facilities.”

Earlier in the week, Celebration CEO Ron Thomas was the keynote speaker at the League’s business session.

“It was an honor to be asked to speak to this group,” related Thomas.  “The question-and-answer session was very lively with discussion on very relative topics for all of us.”

Celebration Arena Marketing Manager Jimmy Burton was part of the organizing committee for the national convention.

Celebration CEO Ron Thomas was a keynote speaker at the Monday morning business session of the League of Agricultural and Equine Centers.  The group held their national symposium in Murfreesboro.

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