We started the week off with the 4th of July picnic at Hatton Hall. It was misting/raining so they grilled under the pavilion and we had a great turn out. The 4-H group talked about patriotic songs and we sang several. Great job on the program and the food. Everyone seemed to have a great time visiting.
This week the Callaway Youth Expo was the big event in the area. Our neighbor Shea Smith was chosen queen and I got to talk to her for a few minutes today. She said it is nice being queen except her brothers don’t comply with her requests! Except Beau, he tells her every morning, “Good morning Beautiful!”. What a sweet thing for a little brother to say and what a way to start your day. Of course, she is beautiful but for a brother to acknowledge it…
Let’s start with Tuesday, I had been asked to judge sewing and told them yes I would be happy to. As the time approached, it started making me nervous that I would make a wrong decision. As I talked to other judges, they had the same thoughts. My partners were Margaret Fansler and Roberta Brown, both I have known for a while so that made it easier. One of the first people we judged had been sewing for 7 years, she made a lined jacket, top and slacks, hand sewing the arm linings in. I sat there in amazement, thinking back when my mom tried to teach me to sew. So our kids ranged from 8-18 years old and they all did a wonderful job. They were all well spoken and could explain the process very well, knowing all the sewing terms and materials they used. So to those that I judged, congratulations and to their project leaders, keep up the great work, you are doing amazing things with these young people.
The horse show was cancelled because of all the rain we received. Sad that happened because we have some really good kids that do a wonderful job with their horses.
They had the small animal show, the pedal tractor pull, swine show, cattle shows, bucket calf show. As I am scrolling through facebook, I see lots of pictures of kids I know winning events!
Then I go to inspect the ham breakfast. I see lots of candidates supporting our youth in the county. Plus they are eating some really good food (if the comments to me were correct!). What a great way to get out and visit lots of people and see what the needs of the county may be.
To all the youth in the county! You are all winners just from entering and going through the process, learning to speak and show! Hope everyone learned something!