Chamber chooses Tobacco Festival logo

By Chris Cooper -

A more permanent logo for the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival has been designed, one that will appear each and every year to better familiarize people with the annual event.

Each year the Logan County Chamber of Commerce- the organization that oversees and promotes the festival- chooses a theme that in the past has always been the logo for that particular year. Now, the chamber will attach each year’s theme to a more permanent logo that will stand for the historic event.

“The festival committee decided to select a more identifying logo for the yearly festivity,” said Chamber Executive Director Ryan Craig. “During the Tobacco & Heritage Festival we will place the annual theme with the permanent logo. It is our hope this will excite the community when they begin seeing the logo that is connected to the festival year after year.”

One of the other big changes the festival committee decided upon was to open up East 4th Street during parade day.

“This is being done to relieve the mass amounts of people who come to the parade,” Craig said. “By opening up this stretch of street, it will make way for additional room. When you have 20,000 people ascending onto Russellville, it’s good to have as much space as you can to accommodate them.”

The street will be open down to the Russellville Electric Plant Board, who has been very gracious, said Craig, to help anyway they can during the festival time.

According to Craig, there will be vendors down that stretch, bull-riding and bungee activities.

“These are the two biggest changes that are being made to the festival this year,” said Craig adding, “We have a lot of volunteers that have worked on the festival for years and years. It is a well-oiled machine that doesn’t need much changing.”

Gerald Printing designed the new logo and donated their services to the community.

The 2015 Logan County Tobacco & Heritage festivities begin the second week in October, with the parade being held Saturday, Oct. 10.

By Chris Cooper

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