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Organizers call Farmington expo a success

Attendance was down, due to the cold, but the annual Farmington Community Expo still drew a pretty good crowd last Saturday.

Attendance was down a little bit at this year’s Farmington Community Expo, but the event still drew a pretty good crowd.

Community Expo organizer Barb Pierce is happy with the past weekend’s event. Around 2,300 people stopped by the 120 booths set up in the Farmington High School commons, she said. That’s down between 200 and 400 visitors from the past, but Pierce still likes the turnout.

“Our numbers were down a little bit. That’s probably from the bitter wind and cold, but we had 120 vendors there, and we had a lot of people having fun,” she said.

Some of the highlights included performances by Just for Kix and Synergy Dance Studio, she said. The cast from the Farmington High School One Act Play performed, as did several members of the FHS speech team.

Even with the lower turnout, Pierce thinks those who came out still had a good time and learned a little bit about their community.

“We did have a successful Expo. It was a fun day for everyone,” she said.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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