Letter: Reach exhibit exceeds expectations

July 2, 2014 

Letter: Reach exhibit exceeds expectations

A new chapter is opening this week at the Reach museum. The Reach board of directors and CEO Lisa Toomey have constructed a beautiful facility; they have every right to be proud. They also widened the scope of exhibits to include agriculture.

The agriculture exhibit was a late addition and has exceeded expectations. The addition of a full-size irrigation circle pivot span was made possible through generous donation by Valmont Northwest.

Many thanks go to the visionaries, the initial donors, the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame committee and members of area FFA Clubs who helped pay for and prepare the exhibit.

Congratulations to the technical staff at architect Tere Thornhill's office that created the stunning 15 foot high "Google Earth" mural of the greater Columbia Basin Reclamation Project. The interactive video stories of the Ag Hall of Fame inductees will be enhanced over time as the team at Sara Nelson Design works with families to create more biographies. Commodity groups, starting with Washington State Potato Growers, will showcase their crops and the people who grow them.

We have important stories to tell. I hope you will agree the Reach is the right place to tell them.

VALERIE MOFFITT, Pasco

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