Knox County Promotion Council Elects Officers

The Knox County Promotion Council (KCPC) met on Monday, October 29, 2008 at the 4-H Extension Office at 6:30 pm.  This special meeting was held to elect new officers for 2008 and to set up committees. 
The following people were elected:  Monica Zahn, President; Lindsay Bailey, Vice President; Jana Morton, Secretary and Sharon Hettinger will remain Treasurer.  Board members will be Belinda Brenizer, Jeff Doss and Gary Parish. 
The following committees were established and volunteers assigned.  Decorating (stage & grounds); Set up/Clean up of grounds (traffic control, electricity, table/chairs, portable potties, trash); Parade; Entertainment (stage & Teen Dance); Entertainment (grounds/street); Vendors (craft & food); Antique Tractors; Car Show; Royalty; Advertisement/Flyers/ Public Relations; T-shirts; Beer Garden; Sound System; Information Tent; Quilt Show; Raffle Donation List; Barbeque Cook Off; 3 on 3 Basketball; Other Entertainment (Baby Contest, Bed Races, Cow Chip Bingo, Frog Jumping Contest, Corn Scramble, Peddle Tractor Pull, Slow Bicycle Race, Balloon Toss); Cake Walk; Meals under the Pavilion. 
A decision was made to contact certain vendors from 2007 for the 2008 Corn Festival so that we can be placed on their calendars.  These vendors were Merkels for the portable potties, JS Turner for the sound system and the DJ for the Teen Dance. 
Vendor fees were discussed and it was decided to leave craft vendor fees at $25.00 for a 12 x 12 booth without electricity, $30.00 for a 12 x 12 booth with electricity and $110.00 for food vendors.  The mailing for vendors will be sent out around January 1, 2008. 
Vendor fees for those who provide a meal under the 4-H Pavilion were reviewed.  After some discussion, it was agreed to raise this fee to
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$175.00. 
We are currently working on a carnival out of Iowa.  This carnival company was hired by the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce in late August and had a positive feedback.  It was suggested that we join the Iowa Fairs & Festivals to expand our connections for other festival vendors and entertainment. We will also renew our membership with Missouri Fairs & Festivals. 
Fundraising options were reviewed and it was agreed that each member should bring one or two ideas to the November meeting.  It was mentioned that Santa’s visit was coming up the first of December and that we should do cookie decorating again during Santa’s visit.  We also decided to have a raffle for fleece blankets and a cake walk.  Members were asked to contact friends and family to donate cakes.
Due to a conflict with a basketball game for several members, the next meeting for KCPC has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30 pm at the 4-H Extension Office.