Georgia farm creates patriotic display less than 3 months after fire caused $300,000 in damage


A farm known in Johnson County, Georgia for its 4th of July display was not going to let a massive April fire ruin their patriotism.

On July 3, MidWay Straw Company unveiled a large replica flag made from hay bales. Less than 3 months prior, a fire caused more than $300,000 worth of damage on the farm, destroying its bailing center and some equipment.

After the fire, there was never a doubt that MidWay was going to rebuild and move forward with its display.

“Absolutely, yes sir,” William Sumner who runs the farm told WFMY in April. “I think we’re gonna have to. I think I’ll probably get run out of the county and the state if we don’t.”

In a Facebook post, MidWay thanked its hard-working employees and active duty military and first responders.

“I live next door to this, ever time I pass by awesome work, thanks men for a job well done,” one Facebook commenter wrote.

“It’s beautiful! So inspiring in this time of chaos. God bless you, and God bless America!” another added.