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Anderson County Farm Bureau recently held its outstanding Farm Bureau youth and variety contests on Sept. 24 at the Anderson County High School auditorium, according to a news release.
The contests were organized by the Women’s Chair of Farm Bureau, Sue Litkenhus, assisted by Emily Drury and high school agriculture teachers, Drew Robinson and Randy Adams, event organizers said.
The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest consisted of six girls and two boys, who were judged 50 percent on a five- to seven-minute interview and 50 percent on a two-minute speech given on agriculture or the Farm Bureau. The winner in the female division was Alana Pack, a senior at Anderson County High School. The winner in the male division was Jim Edington, also a senior. They received $100 each from Anderson Co. Farm Bureau. They will perform at our Farm Bureau annual meeting Oct. 14 to be held at Eagle Lake Convention Center and will also compete at the District Farm Bureau contest held Nov. 14 at Collins School in Shelbyville.
Farm Bureau had eight acts that performed in its variety contest. The winning act was a duet performed by Taryn and Kaelyn Gaunce, daughters of Brad and Tabitha Gaunce. They sang “The Lord Is Good To Me” from Disney’s classic film “Johnny Appleseed” and were accompanied by Meridith Lewis on piano. They received $100 and were scheduled to perform Sept. 28 at the Burgoo festival. They will also perform at the Farm Bureau annual meeting on Oct. 14 and advance on to the district contest in Shelbyville on Nov. 14.
The runner-up for the variety contest was Lauren Wash, daughter of Adrienne and Ben Wash. She sang “A Change in Me” from “Beauty and The Beast.” She won $75 as runner-up. She was set to perform at the Burgoo Festival and at the Farm Bureau annual meeting on Oct. 14.