The Duggar Family Traveling Circus and Salvation Show came to Harrison today - all 21 of them. Rumor has it, when the manager of Western Sizzlin' heard about it, his blood ran cold. Then, he rushed outside and removed the "Bus Parking" signs.
There was a pretty good crowd. The Mayor, the head of the Chamber of Commerce, the High School marching band and Cheerleaders greeted them at a rally on the square. The Harrison stop was part of a tour to promote a movie called "Courageous", in which some of the family appeared as bit players. The movie was shown in our local "historic" theater tonight as what was advertised as a "Pre-release Movie Event." I can't tell you what it was all about because I didn't attend, but I'm sure I can safely report a big attendance.
The Duggars travel with their very own personal pastor, who prayed over the crowd and led the Duggars in singing hymns. You could also buy a signed copy of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's latest book, predictably entitled "A Love That Multiplies". They can say that again.
What a perfect lead-in to this weekend's Annual Crawdad Days Festival to be held on the banks of Lake Harrison, starting with carnival rides Wednesday Night, and continuing throughout the weekend with all kinds of, er, entertainment, such as clogging, live music and a crawdad eating contest, among other fun times. The Duggars couldn't have picked a better time to appear.