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Kaitlin Vantrease • Lebanon Democrat
The Great Giveaway during the Wilson County Fair will feature seven choices this year. Pictured (from left) with the vehicle choices are Rick Stewart with the Wilson County Fair, Josh Miller with Tri-Green Equipment, Billy Mullinax with Rockie Williams Premier Dodge, Ronnie Kelly with Bates Ford, Mitchel Bone with Wilson County Motors, Paine Bone with Wilson County Hyundai, Don Hamlet with Absolute Kubota and Jonathan Harrison with the Wilson County Fair.

Officials with the Wilson County Fair announced Friday the 2017 Wilson County Fair Great Giveaway choices.

Fairgoers will have the chance to win $1,000 during five nights of the fair. On Aug. 22, one lucky winner will choose between a record seven different prizes.

“We are very excited about the 2017 offering for the fair”, said Julie Harrison, co- chairman of the fair’s Great Giveaway Committee. “Fairgoers will have the opportunity to choose between a selection of cars, a truck and tractors. Someone is going to drive away with one of these spectacular choices.”

The Great Giveaway line-up will include a Chevrolet Cruze from Wilson County Motors; Dodge Ram 1500 Truck from Rockie Williams Premier Dodge; Ford Focus from Bates Ford; Hyundai Ioniq from Wilson County Hyundai, John Deere 5045E tractor, canopy and loader from Tri-Green Equipment, Mahindra 4540 tractor with loader from K2 Agriculture and Turf and a Kubota MX5200 DT 4WD with canopy and loader from Absolute Kubota.

“These local dealerships are offering outstanding choices and record seven options for the 2017 Wilson County Fair” said Harrison. “We have great support from our sponsors for the 2017 Great Giveaway. Eighty-six local businesses made the commitment to sponsor the annual event. We are pleased by our local businesses stepping up to the plate to be part of the Great Giveaway. These organizations want to be part of something successful like the fair and the Great Giveaway. It’s an opportunity to give back to the community. We owe a great deal of gratitude to these sponsors for making this possible again in 2017.”

Tickets will be available at the 86 businesses across Wilson County beginning in early July. The vehicles and tractors will be displayed at the businesses until fair time in August. A complete list of the 86 sponsors will appear in local newspaper advertising, on the fair website at or by contacting the Wilson County Fair office at 615- 443-2626.

“Our Great Giveaway Committee has taken the theme of ‘Here Comes the Fun at the 2017 Wilson County Fair’ very seriously,” said Randall Clemons, president of Wilson County Promotions, sponsor of the Wilson County Fair. “When one looks over the list of giveaway sponsors, the amount of cash to be given away and the seven choices for the Tuesday night Great Giveaway, this committee has put together another great venue for fairgoers in 2017. We hope that many folks from Wilson and our surrounding counties will take part in our fair.”

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