Events and Festivals

A Young Woman and Her Cow at the Henry County Fair

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My wife and I, along with our oldest daughter, joined two of our sons and their families for a night at Henry County Fair. Polly and I will both admit that we don’t care much for going to fairs — once every ten years is often enough for us. Nothing at the Henry County Fair changed our minds about fairs in general.  We did, however, thoroughly enjoy the NTPA (National Tractor Pulling Association) sanctioned tractor pull. Outside of the tractor pull, our fair experience pretty much lined up with our previous visits to the Perry County Fair (1980s) and Williams County Fair (1990s).  I told Polly, as a teen I loved going to the fair. Girls, food, and rides. What’s not to like, right?  I am now too old to chase girls, on a diet, and scared to death of the rides. Such is life, I suppose.

While touring one of the livestock barns, I came a young women relaxing in a barn stall with her Holstein cow. She graciously granted me permission to take photographs.

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Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part Two

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Last Saturday, on a whim, Polly and I decided to drive to Findlay, Ohio and poke around a bit. We were delighted to find out that The Arts Partnership was holding its first ever Street Feast between Front Street. and West Main Cross Street. The event was held to raise money for The Arts Partnership. Please read my previous posts on the Street Feast titled, Jamming at the Findlay Street Feast and Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part One.

Throughout the evening, children would play and dance to the music towards the front of stage. We found their youthful enthusiasm quite entertaining.

Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part One

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Last Saturday, on a whim, Polly and I decided to drive to Findlay, Ohio and poke around a bit. We were delighted to find out that The Arts Partnership was holding its first ever Street Feast between Front Street. and West Main Cross Street. The event was held to raise money for The Arts Partnership. Please read my previous posts on the Street Feast titled, Jamming at the Findlay Street Feast and Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part Two.

Throughout the evening, children would play and dance to the music towards the front of stage. We found their youthful enthusiasm quite entertaining.

 

Jamming at the Findlay Street Feast

Last Saturday, on a whim, Polly and I decided to drive to Findlay, Ohio and poke around a bit. We were delighted to find out that The Arts Partnership was holding its first ever Street Feast between Front Street. and West Main Cross Street. The event was held to raise money for The Arts Partnership.

We arrived at the Street Feast around 5:15 PM, parking in a handicapped spot at the rear of the Hancock County Courthouse.  A light crowd milled about, chatting, drinking beer, and eating food from the vendors that lined both sides of venue. Later in the evening, the crowd grew quite large, a vote, I hope, that tells The Art Partnership that their event was a success. Polly and I, along with our daughter Bethany,  planned to stay for a short while, listen to some music, and then head off to eat at nearby Alexandria’s Gastropub. Instead, we found the music acts of such quality that we stayed to listen to all three bands: Ryan Parker Band, James and Some No Names, and Joshua Melton, play most of their sets.

Please read my prevous posts of the Street Feast titled, Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part One and Children at the Findlay Street Feast Part Two.

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Ryan Parker

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James and Some Names

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Joshua Melton