Riggs Florence knows the chances are slim right now that he would win a popularity contest in Adams County but he's hoping area residents will at least view his plan with an open mind.

            Florence is the owner of I-O Properties of Coldwater, Ohio, and is asking the city of Decatur for permission to operate a meat processing and packaging operation at the former Dean's Foods site in Industrial Park,

Stopping by the Daily Democrat Friday afternoon with marketing advisor Lindsey Youngpeter, Florence announced his organization would be hosting on-site educational tours at the building on three different days over the next week for people to come and make up their mind as to whether or not his proposal would benefit the city.

The first educational tour will be Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. that evening. On this coming Saturday (May 21), tours will be slated for 9 a.m. and  11 a.m. while on May 24 they will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Florence asked that anyone interested in attending one of the educational tours to call or text him at 419-852-7836 or Tim Pearson at 419-305-1907.

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