Editorial: "Fair season": The work of manyOn Saturday, the Daily Globe will publish its annual special section devoted to the just-completed Nobles County Fair. The section will include a listing of fair champions in a plethora of categories, as well as numerous photos.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
On Saturday, the Daily Globe will publish its annual special section devoted to the just-completed Nobles County Fair. The section will include a listing of fair champions in a plethora of categories, as well as numerous photos.
Summer is, of course, fair season, and youths and adults from across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa are heavily involved in many activities related to their county’s big event. This week alone, Murray and Cottonwood counties are both hosting their respective fairs; next week will be the state fair (“The Great Minnesota Get-Together”) to culminate a great deal of enjoyment ... and hard work.
We think it’s important to note that 4-H clubs across our region — across the country — continue to make themselves vital while fighting to attract participants. Members of 4-H (for ages 8-19; younger children can participate in Cloverbuds) aren’t just farm kids nowadays — not by a longshot. One look at a fair results listing and one will see such categories as aerospace, crafts/fine arts, photography and plenty of others that have no connection to raising animals. In short, if you’re young, you can join 4-H and probably find something of interest to learn about while meeting new friends and being mentored by positive role models along the way.
So, if you still happen to go to one of the two county fairs this week — or the state fair, for that matter, take a moment or two to appreciate the accomplishments of many, many people. And, take comfort in the fact that an organization like 4-H still it makes possible for youths to grow while having fun, too.