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Mark Wilson takes us on a tour of his town
St. Jerome's Catholic Church built in 1893.
Interior of St. Jerome's shot from organ loft.
Stained glass windows are restored originals.
St. Jerome's altar
Side chair in St. Jerome's church
Restored pipe organ - sound now electronic.
Mark Wilson and Ivan Potter getting above themselves in organ loft.
Fr. Venters is a horticulturist as well as parish priest. New plantings frame the church.
Meditation grotto newly restored with donations from church members.
Grave stone listing early Catholic families. Area was settled in Catholic migration from Maryland.
Bricks around this statue in the church cemetery was a local Eagle Scout's project.
Priest's home, called a rectory, is set in front of the cemetery.
Elder apartments managed by the PADD is one project funded by picnic proceeds.
Group home for developmentally handicapped is another Picnic project.
St. Jerome School is used for religion classes, meetings.
First Community Bank of Fancy Farm
Local eatery - Droopy's is right across the street from the church.
Former slaughterhouse becomes a haunted house every fall. In summer, locals just hang out there.
A Baptist church for six months, now a residence.
Empty barbecue pits wait for last week of July and first week of August for firing up.
Win this Jeep! This year's prize is getting lots of attention.
Picnic Street leads to the Knights of Columbus Hall.
More events than just the political speaking - fun runs, music, Friday night fish fry.
New historic marker commemorating St. Jerome's historic register status.

Mark Wilson, the long suffering and long serving chair of the political portion of the Fancy Farm Picnic (Mark says that his wife is really in charge) took us on a tour of Fancy Farm and shared the wonders of his hometown. He even pointed out some Democrats to us as we traveled about in his golf cart.

We came away with two impressions:

1. St. Jerome's Parish and the residents of Fancy Farm work hard to put on the Picnic - and they work hard to assure that whatever money is raised gets plowed back into the community. And it shows!

2. Mark Wilson loves this little town - and that shows too!

We invite the reader to get in our imaginary golf cart and see more than just the speaker's platform and the Picnic port-a-pottys as we toodle around Fancy Farm Kentucky on a Sunday afternoon.

For photos of the new improved, mega cool political stand, follow "More" below.

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