St. Jerome Picnic brings thousands of visitors, Kentucky governor candidates to Fancy Farm

FANCY FARM, Ky. (KBSI) – Thousands descended upon Fancy Farm for the 143rd Annual St. Jerome Picnic on Saturday.

Among those in attendance at this year’s picnic was Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, his first appearance at the picnic as governor. 

He concluded his speech with this optimistic prospect: “We have a can’t miss opportunity, a chance to be the generations that change everything. Everything now is about building for a brighter future. We can turn these three great years of economic development into 30 years of prosperity.” 

And Republican Candidate for Governor Daniel Cameron had this proposition: “Let’s commit ourselves once again to upholding the dignity of work, to the family as the foundation of society, to respecting the rule of law and the principles of our founding fathers.” 

Besides the political speeches, there was plenty for the thousands of picnic goers to partake in, including bingo, carnival games, and, of course, the barbeque.  

Volunteer Parishioner Austin Elliott has never missed a picnic and has been actively involved in it since he was 10 years old. 

He said this picnic is a… 

“Family tradition that just keeps people coming back, and the ones that stay, like myself, we’re always here and we just want to keep this community growing. Myself, I have three young boys, and they’re going to be in this stand I assume until they’re 60 just like I will be.” 

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