UNION, W.Va. — The normal weekend tasks for thousands of families in Monroe County were put on hold temporarily Saturday as crowds lined Main Street in Union for the 61st annual Farmer’s Day parade.
Jeffry Pritt, an attorney marking his 20th year as the public address announcer for the parade, said that Farmer’s Day is “a special time for families to get together and for friends who haven’t seen each other for years and years to reunite.”
A centerpiece of the parade, as always, was the participation by several shrine units. Beni Kedem Temple provided men from Bluefield, Charleston and the Greenbrier Valley. The Khedive Temple brought in units from Chesapeake, Va.
With more than 35 years of attendance at Farmer’s Day behind them, the Kazim Hillbillies were back…