Smalltowns have a uniqueness all their own, especially small towns in Texas. This next week, Decatur will be knee-deep in the Wise County Youth Fair, which houses 4-H projects from across any spectrum of possibility. There will be livestock for showing, cakes for eating, clothes for modeling, photographs for oogling, and many, many more. These 4-H students have spent the last year nurturing their animals, and honing their skills to “show” during the Fair. Judges will be brought in from the community to comment and score the entries, and also to give each kid a much-needed “job well done.” 4-H is definitely an organization geared toward the rural community, and this event allows that organization to shine. Residents from the entire county will make time to come out to the fairgrounds, support their community, and maybe even go home with a new animal or two.
Small town fun? Maybe so, but worth a little field trip out there to visit with friends and celebrate the pride in a job well done. Check out the official website for details.