Events can be very important to people for many reasons.
Last weekend I celebrated my daughters second birthday of the year. She turned four. Of course, she is actually 18, but most you know the story of her rattlesnake snakebite on July 25, 2011. God moved and she is alive today. I celebrate that everyday!
It was and still is a special day for us. So we celebrate a little and give God the glory for what he has done. Because we should give credit where it is due.
God gave me my baby girl back. When doctors tell you the next few hours will be important, when she swells so much she doesn’t look like the little girl you love and her skin turns that gray color, you know it could be the end. But God had other plans.
In two weeks I’ll be taking her to college and God will watch over her there too.
• This weekend is special because the 26th Annual Corn Festival will be held. Very few people thought 26 years ago it would last long. But despite it all, we will crown another Corn Festival Queen and a corn eating contest winner.
The festival, which I still believe should be renamed the Powell County Corn Festival so maybe we can get more people to see its importance and join in, is a chance to bring in some tourists, show off what we have and have fun. But that’s my opinion, others may differ.
That was the general idea 26 years ago and I believe it remains the general idea today. We have to give all of those who were involved on day one; all of those who have worked to keep it going and even those who run it today their due. They have worked hard and they have tried to make it a special occasion.
In recent years we have seen attendance fall off and that includes even local people. We want to draw people into our county to show off what we offer as a community, but we need for our community to jump in too. If they don’t then the festival may die. If that happens then we may have to work on something else to promote our community.
Remember when one of us prospers we all can, if we work together. So how about coming out and having some fun!
The festival has made it this far. Wouldn’t be great to see the 30th, 40th and even 50th Corn Festival if the Lord tarries? I don’t know about you, but that would be quite a showcase of how a community works together for the good of the community.
I’m just saying . . .