Scott Hoggsed Day is a much anticpated, looked forward to, event for our family every summer. This was our fourth year participating in this wonderful event. It was Jonah’s first experience. Hoggsed Day is one of those special blessings that always brings a winking of tears to my eyes. Every year. This event is free and it is put on by one of our neighboring counties through 4-H. It is a benefit honoring a specific teenager or two every year. These are teens who lost their lives too soon and had a great love for the outdoors and outdoor activities. This fact alone is enough to make me cry- but then to experience the amazing generosity that is poured out on hundreds of children in our surrounding counties- it is mind-boggling. Dads just pitch in and help. All the men you see helping my children are just Dads who were available to help the different ages learn different outdoor sporting activities, freely volunteering their time. Real rangers (the ones in uniforms) are also there teaching safety and other wildlife skills. Todd and I are not very outdoorsy people and I am so glad my children can learn how to fish from someone who knows how to do it!!! They get to sample all kinds of wild game type foods. Sometimes there is a Civil War enactment and other historical presentations and information. They come home with a large bag full of freebies. Always a free t-shirt, one year an orange (hunter color) baseball cap, another year, a backpack, this year- a belt. 🙂 Pencils, one year a paperback Bible, this year a hardcover devotional from Harvest House (with a hunting theme 😉 ) It is overflowing generosity. I think this link says it better than I can.
They loved it. They love it every year.