The state fair (part 2)

September 19, 2021

Well, today is the last day of the Kansas State Fair.

It definitely wasn’t as big a deal as in past years, but was still pretty good. Not having it in 2020 really hurt our city because of the lost revenue. Hopefully this year’s state fair helped.

Today’s photos are of some miscellaneous entries and other items in the 4-H, Domestic Arts, and Pride of Kansas buildings.

Our grandkids all love the movie “WALL-E.” I thought this homemade rendition of the cute little guy was very good!

Behind it in the glass-front cabinet were neat little scenes made with Legoes!

Cake anyone? She made Kansas silhouette scenes on every side! The “Ad Astra Per Aspera” is our state motto: “To The Stars Through Difficulties.” (Ugh. Sorry about all the light from the overhead windows. Could not get away from that for nuthin’!)

And then the prairie house bread sculpture.

Sharpies used to make the design of our state animal, the American buffalo.

I love abstract paintings, especially with bright colors. My son has done many abstract paintings and has even had some at art auctions in our town (this is not his; John and I both use gesso for texture when we paint).

Calm scene paintings.

This “family tree” someone created has given me an idea. πŸ’‘ πŸ˜‰

We ran across one of Jerry’s uncle’s usual entries, this time in the “junk art” exhibit. His Uncle Tim takes old pieces of farm equipment and makes “flowers,” among other things. When my oldest son (Jeff) died in 2013, Uncle Tim made one for each of us in my family with the Kansas City Chiefs colors and logos because Jeff had been such a huge KC Chiefs fan. Mine is in a storage tub in the closet right now… I’ll dig it out sometime to show.

Meanwhile, over in the Pride of Kansas building… the biggest this and the biggest that. Usually, there are so many entries in this building they run out of room, but because of the world we live in right now, there weren’t a whole lot this time.

Not having a lot of competition means you just might win the ribbon for the biggest – and new record – pumpkin! Can you imagine? 1,127 pounds! Whew!

And a 220.2 pound watermelon! Geesh!

Lastly, but definitely not least… they put together tribute walls for Kansas military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for our country. We thank them, and their families, for their service. May they rest easy in the arms of Jesus. πŸ’œ πŸ™πŸ»

I’ll post the last of my photos from the state fair next time… if you love quilts, embroidery, sewing, crochet, etc., don’t miss it!

Be blessed!

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