Tim enjoyed a warm summer day at the Sioux Empire Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
He was met with friendly smiles and handshakes as he moved across the fairgrounds on Agriculture Appreciation Day. It was the second straight day at the fair for Tim, who came out on Tuesday for Senior Citizen Appreciation Day.
On Wednesday, Tim spoke with Larry Kotat, 78, of Sioux Falls, at the gate. Kotat said he is ready for real change and is fed up with the same old song-and-dance from politicians.
Tim also stopped by the Democratic booth, where he chatted with a pair of legislative candidates, Margaret Kuipers and Teresa Ann Robbins, as well as volunteers staffing the booth.
A large blue Bjorkman banner hung from the top of the booth and people stopped by to express their support.
Ron Winkel, 79, of Sioux Falls, also chatted with Tim. They are old friends, and Winkel said he think Tim’s campaign is running well and he is impressed by it.
“I think he’s doing a good job,” he said.
Tim enjoyed a visit with Rundale Dobson of Sioux Falls, who was on a break while working at the fair. Dobson asked for a yard sign to show his support.
His friend Gwen Baudion of Sioux Falls was at the fair with her grandchildren Jamiah, 7, and Jalayah, 2, and also chatted with Tim. They were all smiles as they talked about the annual summer festival and the coming fall campaign, and they wished Tim well.
Steve and Doris Bushard of Sioux Falls also expressed their support.
“I’m for Tim!” Steve said.
He said he follows the news closely and is concerned about healthcare and social programs that help people in need, especially children. They said those are the people who need a voice like Tim’s in Congress.
Some people shook hands and moved along, but others engaged in lengthy discussions, eager to learn Tim’s positions and ask him about why he was running.
Tim toured the fair, stopping to chat with people and listen to their thoughts. It was a warm day, but the support of the people he came across was cool to see.