Nov 052016
 

As proud sponsors of the Hendricks County Humane Society, The Derrick Team always has a great time while supporting our favorite cause, helping the animals in Hendricks County. Here are a few pictures from all the fun!

 

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Jul 132014
 

The Hendricks County Agricultural Society was organized in 1852, and bought grounds three acres in extent, a mile west of Danville, for fair purposes. Many changes were made, and additions to the grounds were purchased from time to time. Fairs were held annually until 1881, when the society having previously become involved’ in debt, it was totally unable to pay its premiums, and the property was sold. From the History of Hendricks County ~ Intra-State Publishing Company – 1885

Find out all about the current Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds here: http://www.4hcomplex.org/

Connie with Noel Brumm’s 1947 International ID 6 tractor we sponsor at the Antique Tractor display!

Connie with Noel Brumm’s 1947 International ID 6 tractor we sponsor at the Antique Tractor display at the 4-H Fair.

The Derrick Team manning the booth at the 2015 Hendricks County Fair

The Derrick Team manning the booth at the 2015 Hendricks County Fair

Nothing like Fair Food!

Nothing like Fair Food!

Feb 182012
 
Dogs Having Fun

Dogs Having Fun

Every year Hendricks County dogs get to enjoy the best event ever created,  just for them by the Hendricks County Humane Society!

This year’s big day is March 17, 2012-11am – 4pm

Being held at the  Hendricks County Fairgrounds – Hendricks Power Expo Hall so it can be rain or shine!

The cost is $5 per Dog, but the people who bring them can enjoy the fun for free.

  • Simple fun games for dogs to play
  • Informational booths for humans
  • Non-profit animal related booths and adoptable dogs!
  • Fun competitions: Any Dog-Dog Show, Clever Pet Tricks, Leave It Contest (always a lot of fun)
  • Animal Communicator, Mary Marshall

Refreshments will be available at the K-9 Kafe

Flyer with details: Dogtona Information

Proceeds support the HCHS Dog Park Committee who have already done a lot for Hendricks County dogs!

The Derrick Team be there shooting photos and videos and having a great time (we might bring Bailey).

See your doggies there!

Watch videos from the previous fun days here.

Dec 172009
 

Old-CourthouseHendricks County will celebrate its 186th birthday on December 20, 2009. The eighth General Assembly of Indiana met at Corydon on the first day of December, 1823, and created three counties before the close of the session, among them being Hendricks, the fifty-first county to be organized in the state. The bill creating the county was introduced in the Senate on December 9th and, after passing both houses of the Legislature, was signed on December 20th by Governor William Hendricks, in whose honor the new county was named. The county had been a part of the so-called New Purchase which was secured from the Indians in the fall of 1818, and, previous to its organization, had been under the civil and criminal jurisdiction of contiguous counties.

In 1823, Indianapolis was a mere village, with a few log cabins and a population not to exceed two hundred. In fact, the whole population of the state did not exceed one hundred and fifty thousand. Not a railroad, canal or improved road of any kind was to be found within the limits of the state and all transportation was confined to the trails through the dense woods and to the streams and rivers flowing into the Ohio and Wabash.

I found this information in a fascinating book: History of Hendricks County Indiana, Her People, Industries and Institutions by The Honorable John V. Hadley published in 1914. It’s hard to imagine what is was like back then with everything one had coming from nothing but hard labor. It’s important to remember the pioneers that started settling this area and to learn the history to appreciate what we have now, a great place to live. You can check it out yourself at this link: http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhendric00hadl

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