Family fun and games at Shenandoah County Fair
WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Fair is underway, with numerous events planned for this week.
On Saturday, families from Shenandoah County and beyond enjoyed the Family Fun & Games with Shenandoah Community Fellowship at the fair.
Kim Hitt, executive director of Saturday’s event, noted that “serving the community is what it’s all about.”
Not only do Hitt and her volunteers feed off the energy, but they say they love the looks on the children’s faces when they learn that the games are free.
“The excitement from the kids builds our excitement” Hitt said.
Tracey Asbridge, of Fort Valley, said “it’s all about spreading love and action within our community.”
William Ferguson, 11, volunteered to help his church for the third year in a row. “I like helping kids and spreading God’s will” he said. When asked what his favorite part of the fair was, he said “the Ferris wheel.”
Even the youngest fairgoer had a chance to find the hidden ball under the red cups.
“We enjoy seeing people communicate with one another,” Hitt said. “It’s what brings us all together.”
Volunteers from Shenandoah Community Fellowship, which was founded in 2000 and is an independent member of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia, has provided this free event for children for the past three years. Face painting, coloring, bell and hammer, story time and other activities attracted passersby as well as church members.
Free Golden books were given to each child, while popcorn and banter were provided for the parents.
Family fun didn’t stop when the sun went down. Fairgoers on Saturday also enjoyed a chili dog eating contest, modified truck and tractor pulls, and a concert by Michael O’Brien, a solo Christian artist.
Events This Week
Monday: Demolition Derby.
Tuesday: Pick-up truck drag races, Kid’s Day.
Wednesday: Martina McBride, Senior Appreciation Lunch.
Thursday: William Michael Morgan, Veteran’s Day.
Friday: Dwight Yoakam.
Saturday: Monster Truck Show.