Fair announces contest winners


Grandview High School's Junkyard Art Class created the first-place cow for a contest organized by the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Foundation.

Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo officials recently announced the winners of the creative cow and cow tale contests.

Winning the $150 first-place prize in the creative cow contest was the Junkyard Art Class from Grandview High School.

Smucker's finished second and garnered $100, while the Pond R Roza Partners 4-H Club claimed third place honors and a $75 prize.

Honorable mention recognition went to the Mensonides family, Sunnyside Christian Thrift Store, Irrigation Specialist, Delta Kappa Sorority and Susie Meyers/Heart Valenina.

Judges Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth, Paul Creighton and Mazey T the Clown also selected the following winners of the cow tale contest:

- Age group 19-99

Sharleen Honeycutt, first prize, $75 award.

- Age group 5-18

Reese and Natalie Campbell tale "Neopolitan," first place, $75 award.

Olivia Mears tale "Misty & the Lost Calf," second place, $50 award.

Zoe Prins "Blossems Cow Tale," third place, $25 award.

The Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Foundation will auction off some of the cows from the contest at its annual dinner on Nov. 15, 2012.


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