What anticipation for the start of Auglaize County’s first Movie Night on the Farm held Saturday July 20! As we were waiting on our guests to arrive, I thought about how we hoped that we would have a lot of people to share the event with and how hard our host family, the Brackmans, the county board, community council members and various volunteers had worked. All that hard work paid off to make a great event for our Auglaize County Farm Bureau members and the community.
Guests arrived at the start of the evening to stake out a spot on the lawn for the big show. Then they took part in our old time kids games, a bouncy house, a penny hunt, hayrides, garden and backyard poultry area, an agriculture equipment display which included new and old machinery and of course food. At about 9:20 p.m. our movie began and our guests settled in for popcorn and a giant screen showing of “Hoodwinked” on the side of the Brackman family’s barn.
The evening was a lot of fun and we want to thank all who volunteered: our hosts, the Nick and Christa Brackman Family; RRR Tire; Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed, Inc.; Mark Fisher; Ron Fischer; and Buckeye Farm Antique Association.At the end of the evening, I couldn’t help but notice what a great mix of people we had at the event. We had older folks, lots of young families and many in between. We had many new faces in the group of more than 125 people that attended, with lots of smiles. We were able to talk about what Farm Bureau does and what agriculture is doing for all of us. All of these things were what the board had in mind when the board members planned the event.
Photos from the event can be found in the 2013 Summer Newsletter.