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Tennessee Tech to display formula and Baja cars at Putnam County Fair


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Tennessee Tech students Leah Milan, Chip Stone and Ibraam Masoud represent the American Society of Civil Engineering on Thursday night at the Putnam County Fair. Several representatives of Tech’s faculty, staff and student body will be on hand in the North Exhibit Hall every night of the fair.

Published Friday Aug 3, 2018

The 92nd Annual Putnam County Fair has a purple and gold tint to it.

Representatives of Tennessee Tech’s faculty, staff and student body will be on hand in the North Exhibit Hall each of the 10 nights the fair lights up the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Cookeville.

“Tennessee Tech has always enjoyed opportunities to participate in events like this with the Cookeville community,” said Bobbie Maynard, executive director of communications and marketing. “The fair is a great way for us to showcase some of our programs and bring some really neat hands-on activities that kids and families can enjoy.”

The fair opened on Thursday, Aug. 2, and runs continuously through Saturday, Aug. 11. Students and faculty from Tech’s American Society of Civil Engineering opened the fair on Thursday with a bridge display and will be there again on Friday.

The Tech motorsports team will display their formula car on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5. Coaches, staff and student-athletes from Tech athletics will man the booth on Monday, Aug. 6, and Tuesday, Aug. 7 before the Bass Fishing Team takes over on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 9.

On Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, Tech’s Baja car is slated to have a demonstration in the main arena prior to the start of the truck and tractor pull and monster truck races.

The College of Agriculture and Human Ecology will have two tables in the North Exhibit Hall as well to share materials. There will be demonstrations each night to help educate kids and parents on agriculture.

For the complete fair schedule or for more information, visit http://putnamcountyfair.org.

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