Strasser honored at State Fair

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Photo by Clint Confehr Andie Strasser, 11, a 5th grader at Chapel Hill Elementary School, holds on to one of the Rebel Hill Dairy farm's heifers at the state fair that ended last weekend.

A Chapel Hill woman was honored last week at the Tennessee State Fair for her years of dedicated service.

The Nora Strasser Milking Parlor was dedicated Thursday at the fairgrounds in Nashville with loving memories of the dedicated dairy farmer, wife, mother, community volunteer and dairy superintendent at the fair.

It was a thoughtful moment during the second half of the Tennessee State Fair where people celebrated the bounty they received, the enjoyment of life and savored a community of friends.

A week from today is the anniversary of "Mrs. Nora's" passing at age 65, some two weeks after last year's state fair. And so, during this year's fair, the milking parlor was named to honor her. One wall of the parlor is glass so the public may see where milk comes from and how it's collected. A crowd gathers when cows are on display in the parlor.

State Fair Director Dave Jeter on Thursday presented the Strasser family with the plaque that's to be affixed to the Nora Strasser Milking Parlor.

"It was very appropriate that they did that for that family," Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett, immediate past president of the Marshall County Farm Bureau, said after the dedication. "Mrs. Nora was loved in this county, but especially in the dairy community."

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