Williamsburg farm show names parade honorees

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show has named David and Patty Bigelow of Huntingdon to be honored as this year’s fair marshals.

The parade will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, beginning across from Mill Hill Agway on the western side of Williamsburg and making its way through town to the Williamsburg Commun-ity Farm Show grounds.

The Bigelows has been involved with the farm show for 25 years, and David has served as president for the past nine years, while also serving as vice president under three presidents over the years.

Patty has served as craft show coordinator for the spring and fall craft shows for many years, while serving as building rental supervisor for many years.

David and Patty, along with local auctioneer and pastor, Ken Downs, started a youth livestock auction more than 10 years ago, at the farm show.

David and Patty also served as 4-H leaders in Blair County for many years where they started the original Dairy Beef 4-H Club for the county.

David and Patty have four children: David Jr., Danielle, Danny and Danessa, and seven grandchildren.

The Bigelows owned two farms previously in the Williamsburg area — Walnut Springs Farm and Canoe Valley Farm, where they raised Scottish Highland and Black Angus cattle breeding stock along with market steers, boer breeding goats and registered miniature horses. It was a family event each year to exhibit animals at the farm show.

Patty has been employed at Lancaster DHIA as a raw milk sampler and dessert sampler for the past five years.

David also works for Lancaster DHIA as director of field services and has been with the company 34 years.

Earlier in his career, David owned and ran a dairy and beef cattle hoof trimming service throughout Blair, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry counties.

The couple are members of Williamsburg Indepen-dent Bible Baptist Church, where David is a past seacon and Sunday School superintendent, as well as members of the Pennsyl-vania Farm Bureau.

The 52nd annual Williamsburg Community Farm Show began on Sunday and will end on Saturday. There will be nightly entertainment held each evening as well as outstanding animal exhibits, fair food and rides.

The farm show will end with fireworks on Saturday by Gary Brumbaugh. Log on to www.williamsburg

farmshowpa.com for more information on the events.