Saturday, August 4, 2012

Seward County Fair

We attended the Seward County Fair this afternoon. A cold front came through last night and the temperature was in the low 80's. It was the nicest day in the past several weeks. I wore a windbreaker to play golf this morning. This display at the fair was probably about 8'by 8' square and all made up of vegetable products. The yellow is ears of non mature corn, also very visible is the white cauliflower. The green around the edge is sweet corn with the husk still on the ears. There are also peppers, onions, beets, tomatoes, broccoli, etc. It reminded me of a display that people from the Staplehurst area, used to have every year at the Nebraska State Fair. While I was taking this picture, an older lady came by and she knew the people that put the old display together. 
For us, one of the highlights of the Fair is the Accordion Jamboree. This is Elmer, Jean & Jim who are key players in the group. This year their were 15 button accordion players, Elmer plays the Tuba and sings, Ed plays the drums and a fellow played a guitar. Franklin Hronik from here in Seward took over some of the leadership this year from Jim and did an excellent job. They are a fascinating group to be able to play the way they do without the benefit on any sheet music in front of them. Ed's drum and Elmer's tuba set the pace and they all play together without a hitch. Of course they played Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie, the Saddle Horse polka and my favorite was the Green Meadow Waltz like Dad used to play. I would go back again tomorrow if they were playing again. 

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