Jackson Citizen Patriot | August 2015

August was a busy month covering the county fair, Relay for Life, Civil War Muster, NASCAR and the beginning of football season. Enjoy.

Monster truck Ballistic gets airborne at a monster truck show Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues Saturday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Monster truck Ballistic gets airborne at a monster truck show Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues Saturday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Terry Cleunion flushes his 7-year-old son Gerald Cleunion's port while he plays video games Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at their Rives Township, Mich., home. Gerald has an aggressive stage four cancer and has been receiving treatment since March. The port is used to administer medications through an IV. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Terry Cleunion flushes his 7-year-old son Gerald Cleunion's port while he plays video games Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at their Rives Township, Mich., home. Gerald has an aggressive stage four cancer and has been receiving treatment since March. The port is used to administer medications through an IV. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Two people carry a box with "cure" written on it at Relay for Life on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Thousands came out to support people fighting cancer and remember those who lost their lives to cancer.  (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Two people carry a box with "cure" written on it at Relay for Life on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Thousands came out to support people fighting cancer and remember those who lost their lives to cancer.  (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Senior Daniel Gant listens to music on top of lockers during a brief weather delay in the Vikings’ first day of football practice Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Jackson High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Senior Daniel Gant listens to music on top of lockers during a brief weather delay in the Vikings’ first day of football practice Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Jackson High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Michigan Center senior quarterback Tavian Gaddy, center, huddles with teammates between drills during a football practice in front of parents and fans Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Michigan Center High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Michigan Center senior quarterback Tavian Gaddy, center, huddles with teammates between drills during a football practice in front of parents and fans Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Michigan Center High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Springport players stretch at the conclusion of football practice Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Springport High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Springport players stretch at the conclusion of football practice Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Springport High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Grass Lake quarterback Kyle Farley makes a pass during football practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Grass Lake High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Grass Lake quarterback Kyle Farley makes a pass during football practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Grass Lake High School. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

The sun sets over the Jackson County Fair on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues through Saturday, Aug. 15.  (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

The sun sets over the Jackson County Fair on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues through Saturday, Aug. 15.  (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (20) does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (20) does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24), right, makes his way down the red carpet before competing in his last NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Gordon announced his retired at the end of the season. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24), right, makes his way down the red carpet before competing in his last NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Gordon announced his retired at the end of the season. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Fans watch prerace ceremonies from the infield suites before the NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Fans watch prerace ceremonies from the infield suites before the NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A man on fire runs from a burning car during a stunt at a monster truck show Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues Saturday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A man on fire runs from a burning car during a stunt at a monster truck show Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues Saturday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A clown dodges water gallons next to a haunted trailed at Relay for Life on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A clown dodges water gallons next to a haunted trailed at Relay for Life on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Rachel Lawton of JACC FFA hangs awards on her grand champion dairy steer during the large animal auction Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues through Saturday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Rachel Lawton of JACC FFA hangs awards on her grand champion dairy steer during the large animal auction Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Mich. The fair continues through Saturday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Niles reenactor of 9 years Justin Stanage at the Civil War Muster on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Michigan's largest civil war re-enactment festival hosted more than 600 reenactors during the two-day event. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Niles reenactor of 9 years Justin Stanage at the Civil War Muster on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Michigan's largest civil war re-enactment festival hosted more than 600 reenactors during the two-day event. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Grand Rapids reenactor of more than 25 years Marilyn Hughes at the Civil War Muster on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Michigan's largest civil war re-enactment festival hosted more than 600 reenactors during the two-day event. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Grand Rapids reenactor of more than 25 years Marilyn Hughes at the Civil War Muster on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Michigan's largest civil war re-enactment festival hosted more than 600 reenactors during the two-day event. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Campers necessities, wood and an axe lay on the ground in the military campsite during the Civil War Muster on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Michigan largest civil war re-enactment festival hosted more than 600 reenactors during the two-day event. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Campers necessities, wood and an axe lay on the ground in the military campsite during the Civil War Muster on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich. Michigan largest civil war re-enactment festival hosted more than 600 reenactors during the two-day event. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Lightning strikes over Jackson, Mich., on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Lightning strikes over Jackson, Mich., on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)