The 2016 Polk County Fair is history as we finish cleaning up the historic 1858 Red School house for another year. It is the historical stop in the fair grounds, a one-room rural school, furnished like it was when it closed in 1958 after 100 years of students learning reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic.
Margo and I entered lots of apples, baked goods, photos, butter, stories and other items and had a good winning ratio getting 21 ribbons on 30 entries. Of course, the competition is stiff in some categories and less so in others.
Some photos from the school house at the fair this year.