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Fred Imler Sr and the Imler Family

"He was a Shriner's Shriner."  Dan Kindle, Jaffa recorder said of Fred Imler Sr.

"Anything that supported the kids, he was always there." Kristin Bigelow, former 4H educator said.

"Fred always had a smile on his face," Joe Hurd, President/CEO of The Blair County Chamber of Commerce, said.

"His family was very important to him.  He considered everybody that he worked with everyday to be part of his extended family", his grandson Bryan Imler said.

Fred Imler Sr., who passed away January 12, 2021, was very giving and had received many awards for his work and philanthropy, according to Bryan Imler.

One of those awards includes The Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award.   He and Imler's Poultry had just recently been awarded the Agriculture Community Excellence Award, as well.

Imler's Poultry is a long time member of The Chamber.  According to Hurd, Fred has certainly been an integral part of so many things that The Chamber has sponsored.  "He was just an ideal Chamber member in terms of understanding the importance of having the business community help to accomplish things within the local economy."

**To read the complete article, check out the upcoming book release They Came From Blair County Volume 2 due out by the end of this year.

**Portions of this article were written by the author for The Morrison Cove Herald newspaper in January 2021

** Information for this article was obtained through phone interviews with Dan Kindle, Kristin Bigelow, Joe Hurd, Bryan Imler and Peggy Mock.  Portions of this article was also obtained from Imler's Poultry's website.

**Photo was provided by Bryan Imler