Riley County Commissioner Press Conference Highlights Upcoming Events

Food safety training, new museum exhibitions, and a new dog park are just a few of the new opportunities and amenities discussed during Monday’s Riley County Commissioner meeting.

Riley County Historical Museum Director, Cheryl Collins, shared information regarding the “Forces:  the Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University” educational exhibit.  This exhibit opened on September 7th at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, and will run through January 13, 2013.  Collins mentioned the temporary exhibit even sparked a tour.  Thursday, September 13th, beginning at 6 p.m. will be the walking tour of historical downtown Manhattan.  The tour is free and open to the public.

The Kansas State Fair had a record breaking amount of entries this year.  Riley County 4-H Agent, Ginny Barnard, said the fair had an expected amount of 11,489 entries.  Riley County had quite a few entries and a local girl will be giving a demonstration at the fair later this week about duct tape roses.  Barnard also highlighted a couple of upcoming events including the 4-H Garage Sale on September 21st and 22nd at Pottorf Hall, and the 4-H Project Kick-Off on October 20th, also at Pottorf Hall.

Other presentations during the meeting included:  Riley County Extension Agent for Health Nutrition and Food Safety, Ginny Barnard, with information on National Food Safety Month and Park Supervisor, Greg Lund, who shared pictures and information regarding the new dog park in Cico Park.