County Fair Aftermath

Days after my first county fair experience, I am finally emerging from the catacombs of the fairgrounds.  That’s not to say that my body is particularly thrilled with its lack of sleep and non-stop standing, but hey, I’m young.  I’ll survive.  I have to say that I am very impressed with all of the kids’ projects, behavior and participation.  I didn’t have 4-H when I was a kid, so this is all completely new for me, but I think it is something very special and beneficial for a growing population of technological children.

The beginning of the week started out hot and muggy, but as we progressed to Wednesday, the weather lightened up a little bit.  Through the livestock shows, a little judging opportunity and the promise of even more next year, I feel a new appreciation for my community and the families that reside here.

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My task this year was to take pictures and basically try to soak up as much information as possible and meet new people.  As I returned to my office, I was faced with the daunting task of downloading and labeling over 2000 pictures.  I don’t think my co-workers were thrilled with the fact that I was taking up all of our bandwidth for 2 days trying to get everything onto my hard drive, but I finally got it done.

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So, all in all, I think it was a successful fair.  Now, back to the world of early childhood….

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