Bohling Aims For Father’s Day Traditions At Johnson

JOHNSON – A Sunday stroll passed the classic cars, hand-crafted quilts and dug out barbecue offers plenty of explanation of why Johnson has been a Father’s Day destination for 54 years.

Colored chicken posters are posted to windows including first place winners in 11 age divisions. Quinn Miller won the photography contest with a picture of — you guessed it — chickens.

The pit master and his crew of “chicken floppers” work 11 hours at the 60-foot long, wood-fired pit. With well-timed swabbings of secret sauce, over 900 pounds of chicken is ready for Father’s Day appetites.

For Kelsey Bohling, it’s about family traditions.

Bohling: “ Me and my sister are both in college now and we don’t get home that often, so coming home for this gives us a good day just to come out and enjoy things. It’s pretty much an annual tradition for my family to come in and enjoy Father’s Day here.”

4-H rifle shooting van featuring moving ducks, rotating rabbits and a half-dollar sized target on a rotating wheel.

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