It’s a Slice of Americana
The Family Heritage Alliance was a proud participant at this year’s Turner County Fair located approximately 30 miles southwest of Sioux Falls in Parker, SD. This is an amazing family friendly fair with no gate admission and alcohol free. Turner County citizens have long been proud of their county fair and with just cause. With the distinction of being the oldest county fair (1880) in the state and boasting one of the largest 4-H enrollments in the state, the Turner County Fair entertains young and old alike with an array of agriculture displays, thrills on the midway, and exciting grandstand races. The Turner County Fair is truly the four best days of summer celebrating, this year, 133 years of family fun.
Thus it was a natural fit for the FHA to secure a booth at this fair. Attending this year’s FHA Booth were Dale Bartscher, FHA’s Executive Director and Pastor George Yorba. George is the Associate Pastor of the Rapid City Big Horn Canyon Community Church, Director of the Open Range Biblical Outfitters Ministry and an FHA Advisory Council Member. Hundreds of folks filed by the FHA Booth, from young to old, from all walks of life, with whom patriotic conversations were held and to whom much FHA resources were distributed. A number of SD elected individuals and political candidates stopped by the FHA Booth to say hello and receive a cold bottle of water. Among these were SD Representative Bill Bolin (currently a candidate for the SD Lands Commissioner), SD State Treasurer Rich Sattgast, SD US Senator John Thune, Dr. Annette Bosworth, a SD US Senate Candidate, along with SD Senator Larry Rhoden, also a Candidate for the SD US Senate race.
This was a spectacular fair and one which the FHA will return to next year. Much appreciation is extended to FHA Friends, Bill and Carol Myers, of Sioux Falls, whose amazing hospitality was enjoyed by Dale and George throughout their week’s stay. Now we’re on the road again…..