Growing up, I always enjoyed the Rockingham County Fair. What kid wouldn’t enjoy the rides, the attractions, the food, the animals…and the politics? Ok, so maybe not every teenager cares about our government, but as you already know, I was a bit different. Anyway, each year the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Republican Parties operate a booth at the fair to bring a little bit of the political world to the average citizens of the community. Every year I volunteered here once I became involved. More than anything else, I enjoyed standing behind that table handing out information to folks who stopped by, mingling with fellow conservatives. It was not a high-pressure sales job, but rather a chance to share a bit of our ideals, to shed light on this neglected facet of our society.
Although I didn’t have much time to offer, I still gave about an hour this past week to continue my ritual. Below are a few photographs of the event. They are pretty self-explanatory. The last few are of the cow-kissing contest in which several public figures competed to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Hosting the event was Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Matt Lohr. In all, there were five people competing, including newly minted Delegate Tony Wilt (R-26) and Daily News Record Writer and author of the Bowser Bucket List, Heather Bowser. Thanks to these people who donated their time to such a worthy cause.
Maybe you can join us next year.