Sunday’s 4-H horse show kicked off the weeklong Chase County Fair, and by afternoon, it warmed up considerably.
Mark Bottom,(left), instructs Grayson Owens on how to air up his bike tire (Johnson Publications photo).
Sgt. Chad Ostmeyer presents Grayson and Scarlet Thayer with “safety citations.” (Johnson Publications photo)
Mark Bottom of Imperial is preparing to “Pedal for Pat” on the 1,098-mile ride as one of the Summitt Cyclists. The 12-day trek is scheduled Oct. 17-28, starting in Knoxville, Tenn.
The many thunderstorms in the area have not only brought in much needed moisture, but have also caused some damage to dirt roads and, for a while, caused highway 6 to be a somewhat treacherous road
Bo O’Neil, foreground, and Amber Stumpff participate in last week’s 4-H trapshoot, south of Imperial. It was one of three early 4-H competitions last week. (Johnson Publications photo)
Fried food, barn animals, concerts, fast rides and bingo all have one thing in common—the Chase County Fair. The long-awaited event officially starts this Sunday and will conclude Sunday, Aug.
Mark Bottom will be getting to know his Trek road bike a lot better in the coming weeks as he trains for the 1,098-mile Pedal for Pat in October, a fundraiser for legendary Coach Pat Summitt’s foundation that supports Alzheimer’s research and education. Local residents will have the chance to support his efforts. (Johnson Publications photo)
Mark Bottom of Imperial has a huge task ahead of him.
But it’s one he was drawn to because there were so many connections to his personal life. It’s also a way to give back.