M-P Fair Shows Their Support for Veterans

Marshall-Putnam Fair salutes our veterans by teaming up with CreatiVets on Tuesday, July
16th. 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 from Lowpoint-Washburn High School, Richard joined the United States Marine Corps where he served four 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 PTSD 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!

Tuesday, July 16th 6:00 p.m. 

southwest corner of the fairgrounds 

entry fee - $15 KIDS of any age, even adults 

Be sure to wear white or LIGHT-COLORED clothing! 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


Autographed guitar     american freedom basket     bar crawl basket


Names on the guitar:

Brett young

jordan davis

craig campbell

trey lewis

dave turnbull

johnny bulford and heidi raye

tommy karlas