Albia Youth Cracks Judges Up to Earn a Blue Ribbon in Iowa State Fair Joke Contest
August 20, 2017
Roni Coughlin, 5 of Albia earned first place in the Children’s Joke Telling contest judged Friday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Second place went to Lily Martin, 6, of Des Moines and Elaina Roizeuboom, 9, of Bussey took third. Aden Schultz, 7, of Black Creek claimed fourth place and Maeleigh Clover, 8, of Eddyville took home fifth.
The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.