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Sunday, July 31st at 4:30 PM I also officially announced my candidacy for President.  Of course I will not be on the ballot, but we do have a very successful campaign under way.  We are working very hard to raise money for the 4-H kids in my home state of South Dakota. All proceeds from the sale of bumper stickers and buttons will go to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation to help to pay a portion of the the remaining costs of the 4 million dollar "Nordby Exhibit Hall" which will house the 4-H program and activities on the South Dakota State Fair Grounds. This is a newly built complex which is ready for the 2016 South Dakota State Fair!

Bumper Stickers and Buttons are just $5.00 each and they read:
You Do Have A Choice
Sherwin Linton For President

They also caption my basic platform "STOP CHILD ABUSE."  I believe we need to do everything we can to protect our greatest resource, our children.

Sherwin Linton for President Bumper Sticker and Button now available in
The Cotton Patch, our online boutique (click here)

Summer Fun 2016

Here we are into August and as always it seems summer passes by to quickly. We have enjoyed many special events already and we are looking forward to August and September.

This year, Pam and I opted not to book our show over the July 4th holiday.  We drove Pam's beautiful 78 Cadillac Eldorado Biaritz to my hometown, Watertown, SD.  On the morning of July 4th we entered the parade at Kranzburg, SD, a town of 200 people, just east of Watertown.  Small town but a big parade with a long history and 10,000 people in attendance. Believe me they do party in Kranzburg! 

We then entered the afternoon parade in Watertown and were awarded "First Place" in the antique car division.  We didn't even realize our "78 Caddy" was an antique, but it is nearly 40 years old!

We had a nice drive back home in that car that is so comfortable and just floats down the road like a big boat!

Sherwin & Pam in their 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Bairitz

Fairs, Awards and A Big Announcement on July 31st

We have had a wonderful time at several fairs and events in July including our annual show at the  beautiful Lake Harriet Band Shell on July 25th.  Sunday, July 31st we celebrated our 30th year in a row at the Anoka County Fair.  I had placed several items for entry into the "Open Class Exhibits" and won two "Grand Champion Purple Ribbons," a Blue Ribbon  and a Red Ribbon.

The most unusual item I entered is a 1981 desk doodle on a desk pad.  I used to doodle on a desk pad as I would talk on the phone and contemplate my next move or date to book.  One of those survived. I framed it and entered it in the Art Division.  I could not believe it when I saw a "Grand Champion Purple Ribbon" attached to it!

Sherwin's "Grand Champion Desk Doodle"