Ladies Yell Over the Crowd for Ribbons at Iowa State Fair Contest
August 21, 2017
Bonnie Swalwell Eilert of Newton won top honors in the Ladies’ Husband Calling contest judged Friday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Leshe Eichelberger of Muscatine claimed second place and third place went to Virginia Stone of Waukee. Pamela Gladfelder of Albia claimed fourth place in the contest.
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.