June 30, 2015
LOCALS GATHERED DURING THE DAY TO ENJOY FOOD, DOOR PRIZES AND VENDORS FROM DIFFERENT BUSINESSES
The Lawrence County Farm and Home Field day kicked off Friday, June 26 at the Farmers Market located on Wal-Mart road in Louisa.
The Lawrence County Extension Office hosted the event, which brought together many locals of Lawrence County and provided fun for all ages. Registration for the event began at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reptile petting zoo presentation, educational booths, grilled dinner and much, much more.
The kids were entertained by two inflatables that were set up beside the extension office.
There were many educational booths that showcased fun activities that appealed to children, such as the “Kids Veggie Buck$ Program” which gives kids the chance to earn Veggie Buck$ (only good at the Lawrence County Farmers Market). The Veggie Buck$ are for children 2 – 16 years old and cost $5. These allow the children to purchase items using the fake currency. The Lawrence County Farmers Market will be open Saturday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and Saturday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
There were also booths based on health information, some giving information about diabetes and giving help to those who are unaware.
The staff made sure to cook plenty of food for everyone. There were plenty hotdogs, hamburgers and sides that were excellent. Not to mention there were a couple booth setups that were about baking – the best craft someone with a sweet tooth can achieve. I’ll just say that the Blueberry Pound Cake from the Kentucky Proud, Plate it Up booth was absolutely delicious. I offered myself a second-helping shortly after finishing my first sample.
There was many activities and educational booths throughout the event. All of which had a something unique; from live music performed by First Time Around to a beekeeping demonstration. Besides indulging in a lot of grilled-out food and homemade desserts, I took time to visit nearly all booths to see what they had to offer. My favorite was the 4-H photography club – pictures are worth a thousand words and these young kids showed they were on the right track to a fascinating hobby and possible career. Personally, I have been learning more about photography and the skill set it takes for pictures to turn out near perfect. Great pictures aren’t always set up; a search may be required for the perfect scenery.
If you didn’t have the chance to attend the event or had no information on/about the event, make sure to come out next time for a wonderful time! You can contact the extension office at
(606) 673-9498 for information on any events that are sponsoring or hosting.
The Lawrence County Extension Office would like to send out a special thank you to the Farm and Home Field Day committee members, Lawrence County Farm Bureau, Lawrence County Conservation District, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Lawrence County Extension Homemakers, and Sherry Compton for all the hard work and dedication to the Lawrence County Extension Service Field Day event. Door prizes were donated by local businesses and we wish to thank them for their generosity.