Youth show off talents

Published 10:54 am Thursday, August 14, 2008

Three contestants took first-place honors in their divisions at the 2008 Mower County Fair Amateur Talent Contest Saturday.

The first-place winners will advance to represent Mower County at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair the last week in August.


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division: Ezekiel Peters, Austin, piano solo


division: Elizabeth Unseth, Austin, violin solo

Open Division: McKenzie Beckel, Austin, jazz dance.

Other winners were as follows:

Pre-teen: second place, Brett Canny, Brownsdale, piano solo and third place, Mckenzie Beckel and Madison Klein, Austin, jazz dancing

Teen Division: second place, Gunnar Peters, Austin, vocal solo and third place, Tasha Striker, Austin, flute solo

Open Division: second place, Brian Tube, Brownsdale, standup comedy and third place, Brooke Hamilton, Adams, vocal solo

“A large crowd enjoyed 25 talented artists,” said Vandy Newman, who coordinated the contest.

First-place winners received $40, second place received $30 and third place received $20.