We lost a long standing business owner and #1 supporter of Brown County on July 19....our thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to his family, friends and everyone who worked for Andy. He touched a lot of people and valued his employees, many who worked for him for over 30-40 years.
You have to think about the people here. But more than that, you have to respect them. That was Andy Rogers’ advice for Brown County leaders in 2015.
The man who built the business framework for Brown County passed away July 19 at the age of 87.
Although not an artist himself, Rogers valued art as a crucial part of Nashville. Fran was heavily involved in the art community, specifically the Brown County Art Gallery and Indiana Heritage Arts. He was friends with legendary photographer Frank Hohenberger and famous bird artist William “Bill” Zimmerman. Rogers’ family used to own the Brown County Playhouse.
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“We don’t need to be slick and highly commercial. We need to be more country. Country is what we sell. I always talk about the flavor of Brown County. Brown County is many things, it’s many architectural styles, some rough, some not so rough. … We’re just a flavor. You have to come down here and savor it. We need to maintain that. Once you destroy that, it won’t come back.”