Saturday morning we stopped by the Wayne County Fair for a couple of hours. We wanted to support our local community; the fair was less than a mile from our home. We also wanted to support our missionaries, who had a booth at the fair.
We enjoyed the barrel racing and draft horses (above) and the fruits and vegetables and flowers (below).
We especially enjoyed the Tractor Pull. We had never heard of this event until our granddaughter from Minnesota won two tractor pulls in a row. We think she wins because she has her own toy tractor with a wagon and she pulls her little sister around the house in it at amazing speeds. We took these pictures in her honor.
I always enjoy looking at animals and taking their pictures. There were some very colorful roosters, noisy geese and adorable rabbits to keep me happy and my camera busy.
Of course fun food is always a treat at the county fair. Steven selected sauerkraut and a sausage for a taste of Slovakia. I on the other hand couldn't resist the Scout in the taco costume, so I had a taco plate. We passed on the BBQ Chicken, even though it was amazing to see so much of it on the grill. We had this dinner during the pageant and wanted to spread our wings (not chicken wings) and try something new.
But our very favorite spot at the fair was the booth sponsored and ran by our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sister Brent and Sister Meaders were working at the booth when we stopped by. They had quite a group gathered around waiting their turn to shoot hoops and win a prize. Those who hit seven out of seven baskets got a free DVD about Jesus Christ. Hitting four baskets earned the contestants a free Book of Mormon, and everyone won a piece of candy and a picture for trying. Of course, anyone was welcome to request a visit from our missionaries to bring them a message about Jesus Christ.
You can learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by visiting mormon.org.
Coming next week: The Palmyra Temple