Story and photos by ALICIA LEONARD
Young or old, male or female, resident or visitor, the 2011 Walton County History Fair, Antique Farm Day and Tractor Pull had a little something for everyone to enjoy. Whether getting informed about what and who shaped this great county, visiting with vendors, showing off your tractor-pulling skills or seeing a blast from the engineering past, the Walton County Fairgrounds was ground zero for family fun this past Saturday.
Story-tellers, amateur archeologists and residents recalled though demonstration and artifacts the history of Walton. Machinery, built to last, demonstrated craftsmanship from years past, that can no longer be found. Artists with the Walton County Art League (WCAL) showed off their talents and encouraged others to join their ranks and learn to express themselves through many different mediums. The DeFuniak Garden Club encouraged everyone to give their green thumb a try. Collectors exhibited treasures carefully cultivated and stored for future generations.
The fun and educational event was organized by The Walton County Heritage Association, Inc., in partnership with the Walton County Fair Association, Inc. To learn more about the heritage of Walton County and to help keep it alive, go to www. WaltonCountyHeritage.org.