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|Celebrities And Pigs Hand In Hoof
|It was a competition that went to the pigs, as local celebrities tried to do their best to show off animals at the 4H Celebrity Showmanship Contest.
Area celebrities such as Knox County Board Chair Greg 'Chops' Bacon, outgoing Galesburg Fire Chief John Cratty, and Galesburg Broadcasting's FM95 DJ Samantha Kaye among others all tried their hand at showing a pig yesterday at the Knox County Fairgrounds that was born and raised with a 4H family.
The judge of the competition Doug Hankes tells WGIL he thought even with a lack of experience, those showing the pigs did okay.
"They did an excellent job today. The celebrity showmen, you had all walks of life and that's what makes it fun and that's what makes it interesting."
Hankes ruled that Miss Aggie, or Teresa Sanford of the Knox County Farm Bureau and her pig was the big winner, and Hankes tells WGIL why her pig deserved to win.
"Well, she really knew her questions. She actually kept telling me information which was exciting. She did a really nice job of keeping her pig close to me. About 10 or 15 feet away, thet's where a judge likes to see their animal and she just had control of her pig and knew her questions really well. You could tell she worked with her 4H-er quite a bit."
Miss Aggie gave credit to her 4H representative Brett and Brook Saline of Rio Livestock. Aggie said afterwards that experience with farm animals and her ag teachings also helped her get an edge over the rest of the competition.
(Knox County Board Chair Greg Bacon and his 4H partner Blake Hennenfent walks his pig to the ring in the 4H Swine Celebrity Showmanship Contest at the Knox County Fairgrounds Monday)
(A 4H'er prepares a pig to be shown at the Knox County Fairgrounds Monday)
(Galesbrug Fire Chief John Cratty wrangles his pig at the 4H Celebrity Showmanship Contest)
(Knox County Board Chair Greg Bacon tries to keep control over his pig during the 4H Celebrity Showmanship Contest)
(FM 95's Samantha Kaye shares a laugh with her pig as they present to the judges at the Knox County Fairgrounds on Monday)
(FM 95's Samantha Kaye walks away after finding out her and her pig were not the winners of the 4H Celebrity Showmanship Contest)
|07 28 09 by Newsroom
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