M-P Fair Shows Their Support for Veterans

Marshall-Putnam Fair salutes our veterans by teaming up with CreatiVets on Thursday, July
13th. CreatiVets is a nonprofit organization that offers opportunities for relief and healing for the
men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Their purpose is to use various
forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled
veterans cope with service-related trauma by fostering self-expression in a way that allows
them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and
motivate continued healing. Richard Casper, co-founder of CreatiVets grew up in Washburn, IL. After graduating fromLowpoint-Washburn High School, Richard join the United States Marine Corps where he servedfour years as an infantryman. During his deployment, he was hit by four IEDs in just four short
months, causing him to suffer from a traumatic brain injury. Upon returning home, Richard
found it hard to adjust and suffered from PTS until he discovered the healing power of music
and art. After experiencing firsthand the impact music and art had on his own recovery, Richard
co-founded CreatiVets to help other veterans who are suffering.

Color run for fun!

Thursday, July 13th  12:30 p.m. 

southwest corner of the fairgrounds 

entry fee - $10  Kids of any age, even adults 

short dash and a one mile run

Be sure to wear white or light coloredclothing! participants will be doused from head to toe with nontoxic powder of different colors.

all proceeds from the run will benefit CreatiVets
Participants registered by July 1st will receive an Event T-shirt
Here's a great opportunity to show your thanks to those who have served our country.

click here for Entry form and waiver                                                     forms also available at the Fair Office
Anyone nterested in donating to the Color Run or who would like to volunteer to help at one of the color stations, please contact the Fair Office, (309)  364-2814

Thank you to the following American Legions and Legion Auxiliaries, businesses and individuals, who generously sponsored the Color Run
Washburn American Legion Auxiliary Unit #661, Wenona American Legion auxiliary unit #8, Wyoming American Legion auxiliary unit #91, Bradford American Legion auxiliary unit #445, Peoria American Legion auxiliary unit #2, TOluca American Legion post #440, Wenona American Legion post #8, Chillicothe VFW Post 4999, Laprairie Mutual Insurance


The M-P Fair Country Concert features Craig Morgan as our headliner. Craig Morgan, an Army
Veteran himself, has worked with CreatiVets.

The 50/50 that night will be in support of CreatiVets

There will also be a raffle for three prizes during the country concert

First Prize:  a guitar signed by Country Greats - Vince Gill and Amy Grant

Second prize:  a bar crawl basket containing drink chips from bars throughout Marshall and Putnam Counties and the surrounding communities

third prize: An American Freedom Basket - a collection of American themed items.

Raffle tickets will be sold during the concert and are also available in the fair office

Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.      Need Not be present to win     Prizes may be picked up at the fair office