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Garrard tobacco cutting contest set

August 05, 2003

LANCASTER - The 22nd annual Garrard County Tobacco Cutting Contest is scheduled for Aug. 28 on Kent Wall's Hamm Hill farm in the Mount Heboron community.

A beef burger cookout will be served at noon, and the competition will begin about 1 p.m.

The farm is 10 miles north of Lancaster just off Ky. 1355 - Sugar Creek/Hamm Hill Road.

The event is conducted by the Tobacco Advisory Committee of the Garrard County Cooperative Extension Service and is sponsored by contributions from local businesses, financial institutions and area tobacco warehouses. Cash prizes totaling $1,150 will be awarded as follows:

Champion, $500 and plaque; runner-up, $250 and plaque; third place, $50; fourth place, $100; fifth place, $50; rookie-of-the-year, $100 and plaque; and runner-up rookie, $50 and plaque.

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