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Fox River® awarded with 'Renew Rural Iowa Award'

MITCHELL COUNTY PRESS NEWS-Behind the walls of Fox River Mills, thousands of pounds of yarn are turned into thousands of pairs of socks each and every day.

The family-owned Osage manufacturer, which employs upwards of 200 workers, has been a staple of the community for more than 40 years and has grown and expanded both its facilities and product lines consistently over the decades, selling high quality socks as well as handwear to national and international markets, including the United States Military.

As a result of that success and the positive example Fox River provides, company owners John and Becky Lessard last Friday morning were presented with the "Renew Rural Iowa Award," which is sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and WHO Radio in Des Moines.

Renew Rural Iowa (RRI) is a Farm Bureau initiative supporting new and existing businesses through education, mentoring and other resources.

"For rural communities like Osage to have successful non-agriculture businesses such as Fox River is instrumental in the success of the state and the nation," said Sandy Ehrig, who serves as the Economic Development Administrator for Renew Rural Iowa. "You are an example of what is great about our rural Iowa communities."

Read more at the Press News.

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