Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Lucas County Fair

It's FAIR time!

The Lucas County Fair opened last night with a parade and the crowning of the fair King and Queen.

To be honest, I'd not attended a fair before I became a commissioner...it always seemed to conflict with our family vacation to Put-In-Bay for a sailboat regatta. But it's one of the things that I've come to truly love about being a commissioner.

I'm constantly impressed by the kids in the 4-H and FFA Clubs. They're intelligent and polite; they know how to meet adults and hold conversations with them; they're talented and knowledgable about their crafts and animals. Basically, when people say they're afraid for our future because of our kids (and every generation does this), I think of the great kids I meet at the Fair and know that we'll be in good hands.

Most people go to the Fair for the rides and the entertainment - and this year promises to be a fun time as well. But when you go, make sure you walk through the barn areas and see the animals and horticulture displays, too. Take some time to ask the kids about their projects or see them "flip a turkey," ride the horses or show the dogs they've trained. After all, this is where city and country meet!

For a complete schedule, click here. Also - today (Tuesday) is FREE!


-Sepp said...

Glad to see you in the parade as it was rolling down Craig st! Now you have my ugly face to go along with my name :-)

Maggie Thurber said...

-sepp...didn't think it was an ugly face. In fact, thought it was a kind face!

It was a fun evening...thanks for letting me know who you are!

Do said...

We went to the Ottawa County Fair the other evening and that was awesome. Last years trip to Lucas County Fair was uneventful. I left there wondering why I went at all.

Will try again this year just to see if I was having a bad day. :)

Maggie Thurber said...

do - I've had a lot of people tell me that the Ottawa County Fair is one of the best in the state. But I'm partial to the 4-H and FAA activities here in Lucas.

And this year, all the livestock entries are up, so hopefully, our fair is growing!

I've not paid that much attention to the games and rides, so I wouldn't be a good judge.

Do said...

Way back when Moby Dick was a minnow I was a FFA advisor, so those projects hold a special atraction for me. And I can tell you - the exhibits at Ottawa County were phenomenal.

I'll have to give Lucas one more shot just to be fair. :)

Hooda Thunkit said...

My wife and her friend went on Tuesday and enjoyed themselves immensely.

She wanted to bring several dozen bunnies home...


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