Registration is now open for the Passion for Pigs Seminar and Exhibition
The Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30 at the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fair Grounds in Sedalia, Missouri. The event starts at 7:00 a.m.
This year, Debbie Patterson’s keynote will be delivered by one of the 2010 ESPYS Arthur Ashe Award for Courage recipients, Aaron Thomas. Aaron’s father, Ed, was a beloved high school football coach who not only educated generations of players in the importance of hard work, dedication, excellence and commitment, but personally put these values into action when he was the community leader who inspired his town to rebuild in the wake of a deadly EF 5 tornado. Shortly after the community weathered the storm’s disaster, the small town of Parkersburg, Iowa endured a far worse tragedy: the shooting death of Ed by a former player with serious mental health issues.
After his father’s murder, Aaron was approached to return home to take over his father’s responsibilities as athletic director and to continue the legacy his father had built by being not only a school leader, but a example for the city to follow. Rather than shun the family of their father’s killer and perpetuate the tragedy Parkersburg faced, Aaron and his family called for understanding and forgiveness, because that’s what Ed would have wanted them to do. . In this incredible story of ordinary people thrown into extraordinary circumstances, Aaron will share his family’s journey of showing extraordinary strength during their darkest times.
Advanced individual tickets are $65, advanced group tickets (3 or more) are $55 per person, and advanced group tickets (5 or more) are $45 per person. After November 1, tickets are $85 per person. Students must call for special discount.
For more information, contact Julie Lolli at 660-651-0570 or by email.
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