Fair week: A highlight of Fayette County

By John Pfeifer - Getting Ahead

Fair week has always been a highlight of Fayette County. The strength of our fair is that we are an agricultural county and the 4-H is a joy for the kids from both the farm and the city. Miami Trace and Washington City schools participate together.

They have a common experience every year as they clean their stalls and cages, demonstrate their showmanship, and parade their animals before the judges. Then comes the pay-off: sale day. Our businesses bid on the animals and the kids receive money that can be used to further their education. Their work is rewarded.

There are valuable life lessons that are learned through this process. Animals take daily care. They have to be fed and watered and worked so that they will be ready to be shown. It is something that can not be put off, just as many things in our life can not be put off if we want to live an abundant life. To succeed in life we must make right choices daily. These choices must be made on biblical principles if they are to give us a prosperous and blessed life.

Jesus addressed this in Matthew 7: 24-27.

“Whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain defended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house; and it did not fall because it was founded on the rock. Now everyone who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

These are the things we learn at the Gathering Place every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evening at 7. We would love to have you come and join in.


By John Pfeifer

Getting Ahead