Written by cycleguy on July 13th, 2016

Not as in “That’s not fair!”

This is Fair week for Owen County.

Jo, Tami and I have spent the past two evenings at the fair. I suspect I will go at least one more time.

We have a number of our young people who take part in the Fair exhibits. 4H is real big around here. What I like though is the opportunity young people have to showcase their abilities. Not just with animals. Art (Last night I saw one of the most phenomenal drawings of a lion by an 8th grader I have ever seen). Imagination. Clothing. Cooking. Gardening. Hobbies. So diverse in showcasing what they really enjoy.

A number of our kids won ribbons, Grand Champion, and State Fair Entry. I wouldn’t even dare name them.

Certain things stand out at any fair. Food. Fun. Smell (Sorry couldn’t do an “F” there). The animal barns and shows are an interesting breed. Getting hogs to walk and be cooperative reminds me of many people I have known in churches I have pastored. 🙂 They get to use a little wand to help them direct the pigs. My use of a wand could get me in trouble. 2×4 anyone?

It is fun watching the kids care for and then show their animals. They reap the reward of that time and effort. Well done young people!

Nothing big today. My cheers go out to all the young people-here and elsewhere- who take the time and discipline to showcase their talents. A bigger cheer goes out to the parents of said young people.  🙂


14 Comments so far ↓

  1. Food, Fun and Farmy…that works as a smell don’t ya think? Anyways, your post always gets a ribbon from me bro’!

  2. Mike says:

    It’s nice to see young people involved in those types of things. So many youth theses days have their lives buried in iPhones, tablets and video games.

  3. Pam Williams says:

    I love to go to these types of fairs, Bill. What a great reward for those dedicated kids who have worked for months and sometimes years.

  4. I recall you writing about this event last year, Bill. Yes, I think it’s wonderful that the young people can showcase their talents at this venue. A little (or a lot of) encouragement can go a long way.

  5. Dan Erickson says:

    Annie wants to enter one of our giant sunflowers this year. Last year we not that ours were bigger than the winners.

  6. Jeff says:

    “F” for fragrance may have worked. Perfume lovers may have objected but I think it works.

  7. floyd says:

    It is very encouraging to see the next generation practice their gifts with perseverance. I can’t think of a better way to succeed in life, and I don’t mean materially speaking.