Area talent will be competing in the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs State Talent Competition this weekend on Jan. 18. All performers qualified for the State competition by winning at area fair talent competitions, according to a news release.
Elite Energy, a junior dance team will be representing Iroquois County. They won 1st place in the Junior Division at this past summer’s Iroquois County Fair. Members of this dance team include Lily Anderson, London Clark, Marisa Clark, Annika Greene, Aaron Greene, Vanysah Hickman, Addie Kingdon, Madelyn Loy, Sarah Parsons and Savannah Reed. Dancers are from Beaverville, Donovan, Milford, Watseka and Danforth. They will be competing with their winning Jazz Dance, “Friend Like Me.”
The Iroquois County Fair Senior Division first place winner is Anna Parmenter of Watseka. She will be performing a piano solo. Anna is the daughter of Erik and Sally Parmenter.
Sadee Wuethrich will be representing Georgetown Fair. Sadee won first place in the senior division at Georgetown and will be competing with her Contemporary dance, “Lovely.” Sadee is from Watseka and attends Kankakee Community College.
Ellaina Hibbert will be representing Ford County. Ellaina won first place in the Senior Division at the Ford County Fair this past summer. She will be competing with a Jazz dance to the song “A Little Party.” Ellaina is from Clifton. She attends Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green.
The dancers are coached by Pam Hibbert, Studio on Main.