Monday, June 14, 2010

NOW: County Fair

Tonight we ventured to the county fair. I suppose since Hometown is the county seat, we are fortunate to have the county fair close at hand!

EK entered several pictures in the creative arts contest again this year.  Last year's entries can be viewed here.  EK's artwork this year consisted of several paintings, one piece that utilized markers, and one photograph.  This year, he was at the youngest end of his age category.  However, each entry still received a ribbon.  In all there were five First Place ribbons and one Excellent ribbon.  Way to go, EK!

 "My Dog Savy"

 "The Cobra"

 "Fourth of July"

"Awkward Indian"

 "The Fat Chick"

 "The Mighty Minotaur"

Today is also Flag Day.  At the fairgrounds a Flag Day ceremony featured local citizens, the mayor, and the Elks club.  Not only did we say the Pledge of Allegiance, but sang "The Star Spangled Banner" and "You're a Grand Old Flag."  Despite the hot conditions, it was a nice ceremony.

The music was lead by HTBC's own Steve Payne!

Hometown's mayor.  "I shook his hand," EK reminded us.

The Elks presented a visual and oral history of the past American flags.

"You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave."

Thanks for the memories, county fair!  See you next year!

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