Memorial Day has a special meaning to me each year. My father and father in law proudly served in World War II. On their graves is a flat stone stating the armed service they served in and which war. There's also a flag holder positioned by their grave. As in many cemeteries in Brown Co. Sardinia Cemetery on Memorial Day is a sea of American Flags waving in the wind. Help us honor all the veteran's this year at the Little State Fair. "Stand Up for America" is our theme and proudly waving "Old Glory" is the goal.
Speaking of the Sardinia Cemetery, I want to thank the Sardinia Historical Society. Their fund raising efforts for fixing the cemetery fence is nearly accomplished. A quarter auction is planned for June 13 at the American Legion building and food will be served. The refurbished fence is being set now and really looks great. Plans are to be done by Memorial Day. This past winter had been brutal on the American Flag that flies over the cemetery. Faith Inlow a 6 year old girl donated a new flag this spring and it now waves proudly over the cemetery.
A few years back Al Rhonemus asked me to take a lady out to her car during the Brown Co. Fair. This started a new friendship for me with Mary Carrington. Over the last few years I would see her in Georgetown a few times. I had her call me to pick her up to go to the Old Timers Building during the fair. One year I was taking her out to her car and stopped at the C103 radio station booth. Brad Rolf interviewed her and then helped her into the cart and away we went. I helped her into her car and she said the interview was a thrill that she didn't think she would have ever done. She gave me a kiss on the cheek with tears in her eyes and some in mine too. Mary went to Heaven April 18th. God got a good one that day.
April 29th Director Bob Hardyman had open-heart surgery in Cincinnati. I talked to him the day before and he had told the nurse in charge if she wanted to help him in rehab hold a cheese burger and fries in front of him. First report has everything went well and Bob was already awake. He is now home and besides feeling like he had been ran over with a semi-truck doing well. Please keep him in your prayers and hope for a quick recovery.
The fair book contest is over and we have picked the cover and the inside drawing. Congratulation to Taylor Wilson of Hamersville, Ohio for winning the cover. The inside drawing was won by Renae Smith of Sardinia, Ohio. They both are awarded $50.00 prizes and recognition in the fair book.
The Fair Director's have decided not to have the Summer Tractor Pull in late June. We want to thank the director's in charge for their hard work. We hate to disappoint the many fans that will miss seeing world class N.T.P.A. pullers from all over the country. For you avid fans go on the National Tractor Pulling Ass. Website and see where in Ohio they will be appearing. Hopefully we will still see some of the N.T.P.A. pullers at the 164th Brown Co. Fair.