The kids and I met up with some friends at the fair Wednesday night, and it was so much fun.

As usual, the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair did not disappoint; there were lots of people, the food was yummy, the rides were fun and the exhibits were great.

I warned the kids about “winning” any fish, and they actually listened — I’m SO thankful that we didn’t end up with any live “prizes.”

Our friend Marjorie hadn’t been to the fair in about 10 years, and I think she was a little surprised at how many “regular things” Nicole, Betsy and I told her she “needed” to do.

She ate at “our” grange, walked the midway and explored the livestock buildings with us.

Nicole even talked her into “milking” the artificial cow, and that was hilarious.

For those of you who have never been to our fair or haven’t been in several years, you really should go!

Our family looks forward to the fair every year; it sort of kicks off fall for us.

I do wish the temperatures had been a little cooler, but we didn’t let the warm weather keep us from having a good time.

After 70 years, our fair still has what it takes to be one of the very best!

If you take a quick look around, Wayne County seems to be moving forward nicely with recovery from Hurricane Florence; certainly I am impressed with how quickly limbs and debris are being picked up, workers have restored power to most places and things seem to be getting back to normal.

Don’t forget, though, that there still are so many who are not in great shape.

We still have much to do, and there are lots of ways to get involved.

I say it all the time, but every little bit helps, so please don’t think your “little” thing won’t matter.

With all of the damage people have suffered, area charitable organizations will be struggling this year, so everyone’s “little things” will mean big things to those in need.

Dig deep and do what you can.

Every canned good, every dollar, every article of clothing matters.

Together we all can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Have a great week!