Posts Tagged ‘livestock’

An Endearing Appeal that Lingers On

August 10, 2010

The idea was to provide a little education and old-fashioned marketing to create some excitement over a product – specifically wool.  That was 1807 when Elkanah Watson first exhibited his sheep.  As with many good ideas, it grew – into annual agricultural events that are now held all across the country.  According to the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions, there are over 3,200 fairs held in North America every year; 86 of them just in the state of Michigan.

Fairs have become a kaleidoscope of events, exhibits and competitions showcasing knowledge, experience and advancements in industry, livestock, horticulture and agriculture.  Talk about an interactive classroom!  All this on display to tantalize the senses with what our world has to offer.  Now add some rides, food and smiles all around and you have a classic event for everyone that has entertained for generations. 

The alluring and endearing appeal is part of what has kept many of us at Awareness Home Funding coming back each year.  Not just to participate in child-like wonder and awe, but to support and encourage the benefits of honest home-grown goodness and hands-on education.  Fair is a place where the values of hard-work and integrity are still just as important as market-share and return on investment.

The beauty is that fair offers something for everyone.  Machines with power and force; athleticism showcasing grace and control; animals on display testing patience with understanding; sweet savory samplings to tempt and delight … Are you ready to join us?

The Kent County Youth Fair is here – August 9 -14 in fact.  Find us this year in the Children’s Barnyard or appreciating the club booths or talking with friends or eating elephant ears or … just come down, we’ll be there.  Take a peek at their website before you go though for all the details:

See ya at Fair!