[Editor’s Note: Due to the fair and a death in the family, Becky Highman was unable to submit “Around the Table” Talk this week. Her column will return in two weeks as normal. As a treat to his long-time fans, we have placed a Denny Easterling column about the fair from five years ago.]
An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies.
Some people make cutting remarks, but words of the wise bring healing.
The County Fair is over for another year. The Gospel sing started things off on Sunday evening. Personally I felt this was one of the best ever. It was moved from the grandstand to the tent behind the grandstand. I wondered at first if this was wise; however, hearing the choirs sing and watching how folks were enjoying and singing along, I changed my mind.
We really have a lot of good musical talent in Monroe County. I think only one or two, if that, were in favor of going back to the grandstand. It might be well if you plan to attend next year and if you arrive just as it starts, bring a chair.
As I understand it, the reason for the move to the tent was the lack of a handicap ramp into the grandstand. Good reason. Some of us are not able to run up and down steps as we used to do. A ramp would be very helpful. It seems as if the show animals are well taken care of. Maybe it’s time to build a handicap ramp at the grandstand. I’m surprised the EPA hasn’t done something about it before now.
After thought. How come we can only fill a large tent for a gospel sing but load a grandstand plus bleachers to watch fellows and gals smash together a bunch of old cars?
This year was the only Jr. Fair Parade I can remember that Betty Ward did not lead the parade. I was disappointed and probably there was a good reason.
As is the case sometimes the PA system was not working as it should have been to start the parade. I think this has been a problem several times. Maybe a good test ahead of time might help. Even at this I heard several folks complain they couldn't hear what was going on. I think perhaps folks visiting in the stands during the announcements may be part of the problem.