By Kaylin Bade.
Washington, Mo. - The Washington Town and Country Fair began with great weather and excitement on Wednesday, August 7.
In the livestock arena, shows got off to an early start with Sheep and Market Lambs. Jo’s School of Dance entertained a crowd of all ages with two shows in the Family Fun Center.
Pictured right, Jo's School of Dance performers.
Competition was in the air in the Hog Show Arena with the Kids’ Super Farmer Contest. Children ages 5 – 14 competed in various farm chore activities from “herding cattle” to racing with water buckets and finding washers in sawdust.
Winners in the 5-6 year-old division were, in First Place, Brook Horgisto, Sullivan; Second Place, Josie Kluesner, Washington; and Third Place, William Geisert, Washington.
In the 7-8 year-old division, Ezra Straatmann of Washington took First Place, with Andrew Maune, Washington, in Second and Tristen Weidemann of Villa Ridge in Third.
Pictured below, "herding cattle".
Winners in the 9-10 year old division included Joseph Geisert, First Place, Washington; Brynner Frankenberg, Second Place, Washington; and Blake Schroeder, Third Place, Washington.
The 11-14 year-old division was won by Marina Pursley of Lake St. Louis, with Cassidy Keeven of New Haven in Second and Nicholas Hellmann of Washington in Third.
Mr. Donald Elbert was the emcee of the event and asked the participants agricultural related questions while they waited their turn to compete.
Pictured below, Kids' Super Farmer Contest Winners.
Back row, left to right, Joseph Geisert, Brynner Frankenberg, Blake Schroeder, Marina Pursley and Cassidy Keeven.
Front row, left to right, Brook Horgisto, Josie Kluesner, William Geisert, Ezra Straatmann, Andrew Maune, and Tristen Weidemann. Not pictured, Nicholas Hellmann.
In the evening, the Motorsports Arena lit up with Bull Riding while the Main Stage hosted the Opening Ceremonies featuring the Boy Scouts followed by the Fair Queen Contest. Click here for the Fair Queen Article: http://quicknewsnow.com/article/libby-marquart-crowned-2013-miss-washi...