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Pierce County Fair talent show will end with fireworks

For those who dance, sing or play an instrument, the place to be is the Pierce County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

The Pierce County Fair Talent Show will start off the evening and will close with fireworks following at dusk.

The county fair is seeking amateur entertainers. All types of talent are encouraged, including vocal, instrumental, dramatic readings, skits and dance.

There will be two divisions in each competition. The junior division is for those entering ninth grade and under, and the senior division includes contestants entering the 10th grade through adult.

The preliminary contents will be held in the Family Entertainment Tent on Aug. 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. The town schedule will be:

--4:30 p.m., River Falls;

--5:30 p.m., Spring Valley/Elmwood/Plum City;

--6:30 p.m., Prescott;

--7:30 p.m., Ellsworth/Maiden Rock/Bay City/Hager City.

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 to be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. In the finals, cash prizes of $150 and $75 will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each division.

Contact the local coordinator if interested in participating or for more information. Town coordinators are:

--River Falls, contact Peg Krasin at 425-2670;

--Spring Valley/Elmwood/Plum City, contact Michelle Schmitt at 778-5009;

--Prescott, contact Monica Laust at 262-3610;

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