Finish your one-armed military push-ups, drink your morning coffee, read the morning paper, then head to the Johnson County fair — it’s the last day.
Yeah, I know you may have been there all week; but it is the last day, and you never know what you might see or experience.
Top 10 reasons to head to the Johnson County fair one more time:
(10) You know you want one more milkshake in the Farm Bureau Building.
(9) You never know when a highly motivated, purpose-
driven pig might escape and dart through the crowd, squealing in the merriment of being chased by a tired, unamused 4-H’er.
(FYI: In case you’ve never been in this situation, the crowd always bands together and cheers loudly after the 4-H’er catches the hog.)
(8) To experience the pleasurable phenomenon “Fairreunion.” You will run into and reconnect with at least five people you haven’t seen since last year at the fair — or make delightful new friends standing in line for a $1 milkshake.
(7) Free admission
(6) Goats, cattle, chickens, hogs, sheep ...
(5) To see the phenomenally creative projects from hundreds of gifted Johnson County 4-H students. Do not miss the photography, entomology, art, shooting
sports, sewing, recycling or 50-something projects the 4-H’ers had the opportunity to choose from. The exhibit halls are open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(4) The only place you can partake in lemon shake-ups, rib-eye sandwiches and cinnamon-sugared beaver tails on your way to hear some gospel music and watch a little horseshoe pitching competition.
(3) You might have missed Wednesday’s Crossfit Challenge or Thursday’s Hog Wrestling, but you still have time to see more demolition derby at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 kids 12 and younger.
(2) It just happens to be “Kiddies Day On the Midway” — unlimited rides from 1 to 5 p.m. with a fashionable $13 unlimited ride bracelet.
(1) Did I mention fresh milkshakes? You do realize you won’t be able to experience the Johnson County milkshakes for another year?
Janet Hommel Mangas, the third of seven children, grew up on the east side of Greenwood. The Center Grove area resident and her husband are the parents of three daughters. Send comments to email@example.com.