Pt. Reyes Station Western Weekend

The forecast was for scattered showers, the outdoor event was Pt. Reyes Station’s Western Weekend.

We lucked out, the sky didn’t even shed a drop.

Western Weekend is all about an annual parade through town at noon, which lasts at least one hour.  And it’s also about Marin County Farm Bureau’s chicken barbecue.  This year, MCFB board member, John Taylor rallied up a few  portable barbecues and a cook crew to barbecue the chicken  right there in downtown.

Driving into town that morning at 10a.m., the aroma of barbecue chicken filled the entire downtown area. 

The parade began at noon.

Pt. Reyes-Olema 4-H Club put together this cute float….all about baking.

With every parade, there’s a Queen.  This year’s queen is Alyssa Tanner.

After the parade ended, it was back over to the BBQ area to start feeding the huge crowd, ready for chicken.

 

While the chicken barbecue at Western Weekend is a fundraiser for Marin County Farm Bureau, it is also a service to the community to help feed the crowd of parade attendees.
Such a fun day!  So glad the weather held off!

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Since 1923 Marin County Farm Bureau has helped to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of Marin County resources. One of our main goals is to unite the agricultural community to work together in the formation of policies that affect our lives as ranchers. We work at the local, state, and national level with all of our elected officials to improve legislation and regulations that could be detrimental to agriculture. In 2007 we worked very closely with the Marin County Board of Supervisors during the County Wide Plan update. This close relationship resulted in a much improved plan from where it started, a number of changes to the plan helped benefit agriculture and our farming families. Marin County Farm Bureau prides itself in being the voice of agriculture for Marin’s farmers and ranchers. The Marin County Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout Marin and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community. On a state level, Farm Bureau is California’s largest farm organization, comprised of 53 county Farm Bureaus currently representing approximately 76,500 members in 56 counties. Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California’s resources. Farm Bureau is organized on a county, state and national basis-in that order. The county Farm Bureau is the nucleus of the organization. It is here that members join by payment of nominal annual dues which entitles them to the wide range of services and benefits of
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