Tuesday, here in Clay County we had our Farm City Week luncheon. Our speaker was unable to attend so I put something together to share about the history of Thanksgiving. There were several good comments about the presentation. At the program we recognized and presented money to our poster and essay winners in the county. The teachers of the winners also received financial awards to use in their classrooms.
The next day, Wednesday, I was in Montgomery at a Farm PAC meeting where we decided which candidates we would support in the March election. We listened and questioned State School Board candidates, Civil Appeals Court Judges, and Alabama Supreme Court Judges. We voted on those we were to support in the election including US Congress candidates. Endorsements can be seen at www.alfafarmers.org. I did not get home until 9:30pm, long day. On the way down about two miles from the ALFA building we did get to see a tornado form. Rode down with David Farnsworth, Claude Friday from Talladega County, and Alton Jenkins from Clay County.
Today Lisa (Felicia) and I went to Prattville for a State Tree Farm Committee Meeting. We met for business then got a tour of the Alabama Nature Center. This is a great place that helps educate children and adults about what we take for granted. They have school children there just about everyday. They usually allow children to fish while there; it was told how many have never been fishing before, this broke my heart.
We were provided four-seated golf carts and rode fast through the park to see everything. It was a fun day!
Tomorrow deer season starts. Maybe we will have some good stories to tell this season!
(Below are some pictures from Alabama Nature Center.)