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Talent sought for county fair show

By Ann M. Webb, Pierce County Fair Coordinator

Do you dance, sing or play an instrument?

If yes, the place to be is the Pierce County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug. 8. The Pierce County Fair Talent Show will be featured again on Thursday during the fair this year at 6 p.m.

The fair is seeking amateur entertainers. All types of talent are encouraged, including vocal, instrumental, dramatic readings, skits and dance. We are welcoming residents from St. Croix County to compete in our talent show as well.

There will be two divisions in each competition. The junior division is for those entering eighth grade and under, and the senior division includes contestants entering the ninth grade through adult. The preliminary contests will be held in the Picnic Shelter on Aug. 8 starting at 6 p.m.

First and second places will be awarded in each division from each community show, with every participant receiving a participation ribbon.

First place will advance to the finals held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m.

In the finals, cash prizes of $125 and $50 will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each division.

There will be four town categories:

1) River Falls and St. Croix County,

2) Spring Valley/Elmwood/Plum City,

3) Prescott and

4) Ellsworth/Maiden Rock/Bay City/Hager City.

Please contact the local coordinator if you are interested in participating or would like more information. Town coordinators are: Spring Valley/Elmwood/Plum City, contact Ann Webb at 715-273-6874; River Falls and St. Croix County, contact Peg Krasin at 715-425-2670; Prescott, contact LuAnn Sabelko at 715-262-3123; or

Ellsworth/Maiden Rock/Hager City/Bay City, contact Merry Hines at 715-273-3466.

All towns will compete consecutively starting with River Falls, SV/Elm/PC, St. Croix Co., Prescott, then ending with Ellsworth/MR/HC/BC. There will not be specific scheduled times for each town like in the past. So be sure to come at 6 p.m. sharp, so you don’t miss your favorite act.

So if you can sing, dance, recite poetry, juggle or do magic, come surprise, entertain and astound us with your talents. The talent at the fair is outstanding.