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Farmington Community Expo earns award

Farmington Community Education was recently presented with a Minnesota Community Education Association2013 Outstanding Project award for the popular Farmington Community Expo event that is held each January in Farmington.

Erin Mayberry, MCEA Region 5 representative on the MCEA Board of Directors, presented the award to Barb Pierce, adult and community coordinator, and Heidi Cunningham, community education director, at the District 192 school board meeting on March 24.

The award is presented to outstanding projects that have exemplified the concept of community education. Projects are judged on cooperation and teamwork, use of resources, achievement and community impact.

The Farmington Community Expo has a 15 year history in Farmington and is sponsored by Farmington Community Education, the City of Farmington and the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages newspaper. More than 2,500 community members attend the event each year to learn more about local businesses, organizations and community resources. About 125 business and organizations are on hand to promote their services, products or programs.

The Farmington Community Expo has been a successful community event building connections and fostering relationships throughout the Farmington area.