Sunday, August 14, 2011

County Fair Wrap-Up.

The Seward County Fair winds-up this evening with a Demolition Derby at the Grandstand. It's been a great Fair. Pat and Sharon from the Seward Area Chamber of Commerce are shown here in their booth pushing ticket sales for the Duck Race. The race will be held this afternoon in the Seward Swimming Pool. First prize is two  tickets to the Nebraska vs. Wisconsin football game in Madison, WI on October 1st. The prize includes travel expenses, two nights lodging and $100.00 in spending money. Tickets sell for $10.00 each but they will sell hundreds. The next ten winners in line will also receive prizes donated by local businesses that vary in value from $200. down to $50.00.

Susan won "Best of Show" and other ribbons for this fantastic quilt. The picture doesn't begin to show the intricacies of the quilting involved. There are some 75 quilters in the Seward area and many of them display their handiwork at the fair. Elaine has done several quilts as well as wall hangings. Our daughter Carolyn and granddaughter Julie are also quilters. Julie works down at the Nebraska Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum in Lincoln and at the Udder Store here in Seward on a part-time basis at each place. Quilting is an interesting art form and the people (not just women) who have the skill and patience to produce the beautiful results are to be admired.

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