John Walker: A fair to remember

08/22/2014 12:00 AM

08/22/2014 11:56 PM

What will you remember most about the first annual Wood Colony Country Fair & Colony Tour? The things that made it special for me were the things we did together. We wanted to help, and so we took one tour Friday evening. It was a barn full of hay that needed to go to Hart Ransom. My oldest daughter grabbed a pair of hooks and jumped in. An hour later, she had helped wrestle and stack the 60 plus bales. We have pictures to remind me about a very unexpected father-daughter moment.

The second thing was watching my wife and daughters volunteer Saturday. My youngest worked at the kid corral. My wife and eldest worked the popcorn booth. I just bounced around the school grounds as security. Later that evening at home, we talked about our day in Wood Colony, and I got to listen to my wife tell her stories. She looked over at me and said “John, now I understand what you have been talking about. You were right. That is something worth saving.”

Thank you, Wood Colony, for sharing your community with us. If you have a moment, write a letter to the editor and share what you will remember most about the Wood Colony Country Fair.

John Walker, Modesto

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