The 2012 Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival

A special thanks to everyone who made this year’s Annual Dinner a huge success.  With over 250 in  attendance, the Chamber was able to host  a memorable night  of  “Building a Sense of CommUNITY” for its membership and the community.  Congratulations to all our award winners:

Farm Family of the Year — Walnut Grove Farms, Halcomb Family

Volunteer of the Year — Evelyn Richardson

Teacher of the Year — Mr. Robert Malcomson, LCHS

Small Business of the Year — Cates Cabinets and Woodworking, Barry and Missy Cates

Logan United Award — Russellville Area Technology Center

Corporate Recognition — RJ Corman Railroad

Special Appreciation for new Chamber Website—Logan Aluminum

2012 Retiring Board Members—Edna Hughes, Laurie Holloway, Chris Milam, 

Barry McReynolds, Wade Baker

2012 Retiring President—Gary Michael Templeman

2012 Tobacco & Heritage Festival Chairs—Teresa Hendrix & Holly Kash


View the 11-6-12 Chamber Member-to-Member Email


Make Your Nominations Today!

The Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Small Business of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Farm Family of the Year Awards.  Everyone is welcome to make nominations.
Nominees for Small Business of the Year can range from an individual business owner to a business with up to 50 employees.  Criteria considered include the business’ contributions to the community, company image, employee development, and business growth.
Nominees for Teacher of the Year must be a full-time teacher in one of the school systems or other educational institutions within Logan County.  Criteria considered include the ability to inspire love of learning in students, willingness to work with fellow professionals and contribute to the field of education, and ability to encourage the maximum level of achievement in all students.
To be considered for the Farm Family of the Year, nominees must be a resident of Logan County, primary source of income must be from farming and must have been in agri-business for at least five years.

Winners are chosen based on the criteria set forth in the nomination forms and by volunteer selection committees.  Those chosen will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner in 2013.  Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or by clicking the links below.  Deadline for nominations is Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4PM.

Don’t wait to the last minute to make your nomination!
Small Business of the Year Nomination Form
Teacher of the Year Nomination Form
Farm Family of the Year Nomination Form






The 2012 Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival

October 6 - 13, 2012

2012 Logan County Tobacco Festival

Come on out! Come on home! Is it a festival?  Is it a homecoming?  It’s both!  For 56 years, Logan Countians have rolled out the welcome mat for native sons and plenty of visitors during the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival.    

From the first Saturday thru the second Saturday in October, thousands of people participate in the Festival.  If you’re in the active crowd, come run or walk in the Jesse James 5K, the 1 –Mile Senior Stroll, or swing a club in the Golf Scramble. If shopping is more your thing, enjoy the 150+ craft and flea market booths.

“Spectating” is always a favorite – come watch the parade in historic downtown Russellville, a re-enactment of the Jesse James Bank Robbery of 1868,  live music on the Square, karaoke, or one of the pageants.   And, hey, who doesn’t love some good ol’ festival food?   Everything from famous ribeye sandwiches, the great polish sausages, to almost anything you can think of deep-fried on a stick - we got it!

The theme for the 2012 Tobacco & Heritage Festival is “County of Champions.”  
We’re celebrating all kinds of champs – sports, academics, volunteers, family – you name it!  Who is your champion?  

We invite you and your family to join us October 6-13, 2012!  Pick your event(s) and enjoy a piece of Logan County history.

Check out the Festival Calendar of Events!

Join in the Festival Fun! 
Festival Event Applications:

Craft Show & Flea Market

Golf Scramle

Senior Stroll


Little Mister & Miss Pageant

Queen's Pageant

Ride of Champions Bicycle Ride

Road Rally

Jesse James 5k Run & Walk (also includes the School Challenge)