Cow Belle: The Fair! The Fair!Again, the Pierce County Fair is roaring around the corner. It seems to come faster every year.
By: Ina Murray, columnist, Pierce County Herald
Again, the Pierce County Fair is roaring around the corner. It seems to come faster every year.
For so many years, that fair was such an important event in our lives. The whole family worked so hard to get through with baling the hay and getting it stacked in the bam ahead of time, so we could concentrate on The Fair!
The kids were involved in 4-H projects…sewing, woodworking, baking, dairy, horses. And we also worked shifts at our church food stand. All of this meant going to the fair every day after morning farm chores.
Then, off to the fair to take care of animals there, spending the day and then hustling home in the late afternoon to do farm chores again. Then, going back to take care of the animals at the fairgrounds. (Uff-da, I am tired thinking about it.) Busy, busy, but we loved every minute of it. (Maybe crabby at times?)
It’s kind of fun to remember those days, with the whole family attending, watching the cattle judging and horse judging, going through the round barn to look at all the 4-H projects and the other open entrants, including photography.
It was fun working in the church stand, and visiting with fair goers who I would normally see once a year.
I haven’t gone to the fair for several years, but I can picture all the families with young children, scurrying back and forth to the fair, enjoying every minute of it. I hope they do, since those years go by so fast. I also remember the “worry” when the kids grew old enough to wander the grounds without Mom or Dad hovering. (Paranoia.)
At this age, I no longer miss the noise and the heat! But I hope the Pierce County Fair will keep on drawing families closer and continue to be the highlight of the summer for years to come.
The Great Pierce County Get-together! Enjoy!
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