I began by exhibiting a few items at a county fair in my late teens. More than 20 years, and many fairs later, I can testify to the ongoing and empowering positive influence that fair exhibit competitions have had in my life and for my family.
For homeschoolers and all parents, this is a priceless opportunity for your children to take part in a community arts and crafts display and to show off their achievements. Recently, our 10-year-old daughter won Youth Best in Show Yeast Bread at our county fair, affirming what we already knew at home: She makes great bread. Where else does the broader community come together to applaud each other's accomplishments in such basic, necessary, and down-to-earth skills?
In our quest for a better America, let's come together to celebrate everything good in our communities. Dress up, show up, smile at your neighbors, and take part in preserving our local, county, and state fairs because they need you, more than you know.
Sarah Phero Pennsylvania