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Fair Talent Show winners announced

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

With it - Cherokeans Derek Dunn, left, and J.J. Nitz, and their hilarious and entertaining dance mix, wowed the crowd at the Bill Riley Talent Show at the Cherokee County Fair Sunday. The duo placed second in the Senior Division and will be going to the State Fair because the first-place act here had previously qualified for the State Fair. Photo by Paul Struck.
A large, enthusiastic crowd cheered heartily for the 19 contestants participating in the Bill Riley Talent Show at the 2007 Cherokee County Fair Sunday afternoon.

With 10 contestants in the Sprout Division (ages 2-12), and nine more in the Senior Division (ages 12-21), the 90-minute show displayed some great area talent.

This was the 32nd annual Bill Riley Talent Show for the Cherokee County Fair and again was directed by Sheri Held of Cherokee.

Winning the Sprout Division was Chloe Evans of Le Mars, who played a piano solo. A pair of energetic dancers - Colton Ewaldt of Schleswig and Haley Hoffman of Vail won second place. Third place went to tap-dancer Emily McElwain of Sioux City.

Tap-dancers Jacque Hoppe, Courtney Riemenschneider, and Savanna McBride of the Kingsley-Pierson area won the Senior Division with their Orange Blossom Special, but had already won at other fair venues for their trip to the State Fair. So, that sends Senior Division runners-up Derek Dunn and JJ Nitz of Cherokee to the State Fair. That duo performed a hilarious, fast-paced mix of various rock/rap dances.

Tap-dancer Georgia Mitz of Bronson placed third in the Senior Division.

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