There's just so much to see and so much to do!
Steve Hales did such a wonderful job and certainly entertained the crowd. He's a great auctioneer too!
Worcester County Commissioner Virgil Shockley spoke some powerful words too along with a little history on the origin of the Blessing of the Combines and how this extra special day began with Gus Payne and daughter Becky Payne.
Delegate Mike McDermott was the keynote speaker for the days events. "Sowing and Reaping" was the theme for his speech and as usual it was powerful! Delegate McDermott, who very seldom makes a copy of his speeches did for this occasion and I have posted it here. His words say it all and everyone agreed.....farming heritage is most important. (Thanks, Mike).
Rachel Allman has a powerful voice and sang the National Anthem plus a few more songs. In this photo Rachel sings with The Country Grass.
More photos to be posted. I haven't even gotten to the parade which was actually before the speeches and the blessing of the combines. So keep checking back....there's lots more to be posted later today.