Diana Barker of Indianola captured top honors in the Ladies’ Chicken Calling contest judged Thursday at the 2012 Iowa State Fair. Second place went to Cindy Veldhuizen ofFairfield.
Barker, who bested 26 other competitors, impressed judges with her expert calling skills and was awarded a ribbon as well as $5 for her efforts.
The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall.
Complete results below:
1) Diana Barker, Indianola
2) Cindy Veldhuizen, Fairfield
3tie) JoAnn Pollock, Mount Ayr
3tie) Heather Kennedy, Birmingham
3tie) Michele Pinney, Stockport
3tie) Janice Allracht, Woodward
4) Cheryl Elsbury Reiner, Clarksville
5) Tina Fazio, Des Moines
6tie) Brenda Freeman, Ames
6tie) Julie Phillips, West Des Moines
7tie) Cindy Arbogast, Ankeny
7tie) Michelle Brainard, West Des Moines
8) Angelica Coon, Des Moines
“Nothing Compares” to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.