August 20, 2018
Youngsters put their vocal cords to the test in the Mom Calling Contest judged Friday, August 17 at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
In the Age 5 through 9 class of competition, Gabe Blankenship of Clive won first place. Adelyn Vinsand of Humboldt and Declan Blankenship of Clive tied second place.
Killian Simanek of Cedar Rapids won first place in the Age 10 to 15 division. Samuel Vis of Ames claimed second place and Gwen Pletcher of Des Moines earned third place.
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 Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.