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The Year of Wonka
Colonel J. Barbour Russell was a local businessman in Maysville, Kentucky and he financed the wonderful Russell Theatre and then gave the theatre to the community. Another local businessman who liked to give back was Clyde Barbour. Clyde owned a grocery store in downtown Maysville and would occasionally give away bikes during the summer to a couple of lucky little boys or girls.
In honor of these two generous men, I coordinated a bicycle giveaway in 2015. The top images are two versions of the candy bar wrappers we sold and at the bottom is the golden ticket that was inside a select few. The people who found the golden tickets would be entered to win a bicycle if they attended the screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.