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As Progress City begins making their final preparations for the Farm Progress Show next week, there are many folks on site working all hours of the day to make the show a success.

Mark Lovig is the operations managers for Progress City in Decatur. He says with all the things going on to get the site ready for the thousands of people that will make their way to Progress City next week, the many workers on the site are working hard and have a great attitude.

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A day of preparation for Lovig begins by directing those vendors and organizations that arrived during the night to their places, he says upon getting everyone situated his job becomes preparing the ground for the masses that will make their way to the site.

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For many organizations and groups around Decatur, the Farm Progress Show is a great opportunity for them to get out and do some volunteer work. Lovig says for some groups, this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for them.

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Lovig adds the community response to the Farm Progress Show is a positive one as well. He says many places he goes the community compliments him on the great work and he feels the community is proud to host the event.

The Farm Progress Show gets underway next Tuesday, Aug 30. For all the information you need to know about the event, you can visit their website at www.farmprogressshow.com.

Stay tuned to Regional Radio News throughout the week for continued coverage of the Farm Progress Show. The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW will broadcast live from Progress City from 12:20 until 2 pm Friday(8/26) and Monday(8/29). WHOW will also have full coverage from the event next Tuesday through Thursday.

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