Although not often or well published, and often overlooked, there are some of our local kids that participate in 4-H and FFA activities. This is their time of the year, their “play-offs” so to speak … the County fairs!
They work hard, raising fatstock and other animals, dehydrating foods, building bird houses and planters, quilting, and such — doing the kind of things that define the American work-effort and ingenuity.
The program leaders, the parents and grandparents, the aunts and uncles, and so many more work tirelessly supporting their “fair” families and friends.
But this letter isn’t just about them … it’s about being thankful for the support the kids get from the business community. This year, Jess Ford, Les Schwab, the Colville Tribes, and Franz Bakery (Seattle) provided generous market support for the 4-H fatstock animals.