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Farming exhibit opening at Averitt Center
Statesboro Herald sponsors exhibit at the Averitt Center.

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    Agricultures impact on Statesboro and Bulloch County will be the focus of a month-long exhibit opening this Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
    The exhibit, entitled "Historic Bulloch County" will display artifacts from farm families who have lived and worked on the land for generations.
    "We're trying to reach a segment of the population we don't usually reach," said Dawn Oliver, co-chairperson of the visual arts committee.
    The display will feature artwork, old tools as well as family histories of five families from throughout Bulloch County.
    "What we wanted to do was have an exhibit that illustrated the historical impact agriculture has had on Bulloch County and time it to coincide with the centennial celebration of Georgia Southern," said Tim Chapman, executive director of the Averitt Center for the Arts.
    Chapman said the families they interviewed tell their stories as well as how Georgia Southern has changed the farming landscape throughout the years.
    The families, Jack and Catherine Brannen, Isaac and Nona Bune, Francis and Olive Ann Groover, Jimmy and Patricia Blitch, Thomas and Juanita Ellis and Robert F. Williams, donated more than 50 different items to be on display, from a diploma from the First District A&M School from the early 1900s (the school would later become Georgia Southern University) to old photographs and farming equipment used.
    The exhibit, sponsored by the Statesboro Herald, opens Friday at 7 p.m. and run though February 16 at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
    For more information, contact the arts center at (912) 212-2787.
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