Fiddlers win 4-H junior talent show

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Jacob, left, and Christian Lo won the grand champion place at the 4-H Junior Talent Show on July 20. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Jacob, left, and Christian Lo won the grand champion place at the 4-H Junior Talent Show on July 20. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

By Anna Skinner

Many events took place at the fairgrounds over the weekend in light of the annual 4-H Fair, including a junior and senior talent show in the main exhibition hall from 2 to 6:30 p.m. July 20.

Fourteen kids participated in the junior division of the talent show, ages 12 and under, and nine kids played in the senior division, ages 13 to 21.

There were 13 different categories that kids could place in. Since the numbers of participants were lower this year, most kids got a prize. There were champions in each category, and then a grand champion overall.

The individual categories included Audrey Ouillette winning vocal solo female, Jacob and Christian Lo winning in instrumental group with fiddles, Landon Denison winning in instrumental solo with a piano performance, Vivien Hammer winning in the dance solo, Katie Ruhl in clogging solo and Olivia Holdeman and Grace Fox winning in clogging group.

The grand champion winners for the junior division were Jacob and Christian Lo, who played fiddles to “Ashokan Farewell.”

The brothers, as well as many other participants, will be advancing to the state fair next month.

“I’m proud we won because we worked really hard for it,” Christian said. “It’s really fun to be in the 4-H group.”

Christian is 11 years old and Jacob is 13. Jacob also performed in the senior division, playing “Rondo in G Major.”

The grand champion of the senior division was Gabriella Dye, who performed a dance solo.


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