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The Magnolia Farms housing development off the new
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for Will Harris’ development attracted community leaders, local bankers, builders, John Hardin High School FFA members and
“This is a project that we’re excited about,” said Commisioner James Comer, a Republican who is considered a likely candidate for governor in 2015. “This is what we want to talk about in agriculture, being sustainable and being green.”
Comer’s connection to the project also is professional. Harris’ sister, Holly VonLuehrte, is Comer’s chief of staff, and their parents, Mike and Rose Harris, are prominent local Republicans.
The development will include a pavilion and greenspace for gatherings, trails for walking and biking, a recycling and compost center, a rain harvesting system, three lakes to provide irrigation plus an organic garden. Once established, the one-acre community garden will be maintained by John Hardin’s FFA chapter.
For information, go online to www.magnolia-farms.com.