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Tom Fleming state online recently that instead of activism one should ”Stay home and pick up trash from the street, turn off the TV and practice the piano or read a book or play Scrabble with your wife and kids.”
Well I’m happy to report I’ve done exactly that. I have no TV for the summer (and we may go longer) and this past weekend I volunteers in the Pepin County, Wis. Fair.
I’m on the Pepin County Board of Supervisors and revitalizing our fair has been a project of mine and other board members, county and UW Extension employees and countywide 4-H volunteers and their families. Our efforts were successful in making for a wonderful event that we hope to continue to get better year after year.
As one of the smallest counties in Wisconsin, our viablity depends upon community events like a fair. I also think that’s true throughout rural America. If you get the chance and the time, you should do the same. It’s quite rewarding.