What an exciting morning at the Hancock County District Fair! Here is the building where all the 4-H projects are being judged. Sixty years ago this was the roller skating rink with open air windows all the way around. Roller skating parties were the thing when I was a kid and pre-teen age. We roller skated for hours -around and around, sometimes even backwards or in a long line – you didn’t want to be the last one on the line when turning the corners! There were reverse skates, moonlight skates and couples skate – it was like waiting to be asked to dance! Was roller skating popular when you were a kid or was this strictly a Midwest thing? Oh, what memories to step into this building,
I remember thinking it was so big — ha!
Enough reminiscing for now – it was a sweep of blue ribbons for the Rauk kids! Three Super Blues and four blues with one of the blues being held as an alternate for State.
Here are Reed and Myra with the judge.
Reed’s quilt got a Super Blue – I am so proud of him! Myra’s shirt pillow got a Super Blue as well as her shirt pillow. I’m proud of her as well!
Myra did a super job refinishing this night stand – actually her mom refinished the same stand when she was in 4-H but the finish on the top got worn through the years. One thing we all learned is that the back side and the inside should all be finished with stain and varnish – good to know!
Here are Reed and Myra with their Super Blue projects – congratulations on a job well done.
Nolan made brownies and a shirt pillow, too, and got blue ribbons but his motor was being considered for State Fair when we left so I am waiting with hope in my heart to take his picture.
This is the hundredth year for 4-H and many past projects and record books were on display.
There was the 1980-81 Garfield Go-Getters historian book. Oh my!
And here is the opening page about starting the new club – the leaders were Carolyn Kumsher, my neighbor and me, Mary Beth Tendall.
This newspaper article was titled “1 of our 4-H leaders loves quilting”. Guess who that was! Sounds like an omen, doesn’t it?
This photo of our club members was taken in the old kitchen – a lifetime ago it seems. Carolyn is in the striped sweater – she died last year, way too soon and her husband followed.
This afternoon Reed takes his chickens and judging is tomorrow morning. Won’t the judge just love their names – Alta, Edna and Eunice!
That’s our first day at the fair – blue ribbons on everything! I am so lucky to get to be part of this with the kids! We’re already planning for next year. Tomorrow is another post with the poultry show starting at 10 am – watch for the fair report!