Monday, November 2, 2015
A few years ago (like 9 or so) , my daughter was involved in 4-H club at school. The 4-H club is the youth development program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System & USDA. Since we live in a rural community, the 4-H club sponsors many events for kids at the local fair.
In our community, the local fair is a huge event. October 8-18, 2015, there were 501,628 people visiting the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. The town is invaded by the many fairgoers for approximately 11 days. Schools close down for fall break and kids abandon the playgrounds for the fairgrounds.
There are always tons of 4-H club activities for students to compete for ribbons. My daughter decided to enter the scarecrow contest. Due to our interest in art, Callie decided to do Pablo Picscarecrow. She painted the Picasso face in cubism style. Also, she painted a canvas with "Bouquet of Peace" by Picasso. Pablo Piscarecrow had a paintbrush and some mixing plates. As you can see, Piscarecrow was a bit messy with paint. Callie topped Pablo off with a beret.
Here is Callie with Picasso Piscarecrow.
Here is Callie's version of "Bouquet of Peace".
Here is me (this year) with my best buddies at the fair. We rode jerky racecars, petted pink pigs, posed for pics, stole hidden carts, and shared a snow cone. The fair is just the place for having fun and making memories.
Don't be a square and skip the fair!
Nothing better than "County Fair" by Bruce Springsteen.