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Results of the 21th Annual Jersey County Fair Competition



Junior Division - Jersey County Residents 14 Years Of Age And Younger
1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

5th Place









Senior Division - Jersey County Residents 15 Through 21 Years Of Age
1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Tie - 4th Place

Tie - 4th Place

5th Place





The 1st Place Recipient In Each Division Will Represent Jersey County At The IAAF State Talent Competition at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois on January 21, 2017.

This show is made possible by the commitment and excellence of many contributors. The Jersey County Fair Board Directors extend their deepest gratitude to: Mr. Briley Blade and his parents, Miss Cora Schroeder and her parents, Miss Morgan Moore & Miss Madilynn Davis and their parents, Madelyn Clevenger, Vicki Watkins, Shannon Brown, Janelle Volger, Lu Anne Taul and the JCHS Administration and Staff, Barbara Allen Schafer, Adam Rothe, James & Acinda, Jenna and Janie Eschbach, Glenda Gray, Patti Price, Brenda Skinner, Turners Gym, Angela Perez of Open Call Dance Company, Saint Francis Xavier Parish, The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF), Ben Goetten, Dave Mungenast Toyota, Dave Galbreath of The Plant Stand, Brock & Pam Hermens of Halpin Music Company, the Instructors, Accompanists, Parents and Participants.






(Keyboard provided courtesy of Halpin Music Company) (Stage decorations provided courtesy of The Plant Stand) (In Memory of Cliff Kaminsky)





21st Annual Jersey County Fair Talent Competition: July 12, 2016
The 2016 21st Annual Jersey County Fair Talent Competition Preliminary Auditions were conducted on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the JCHS Auditorium.



The following acts have advanced to the finals:

Junior Division - Jersey County Residents 14 Years Of Age And Younger

Quinn Perez

Vivian McIntyre

Abigail Womack

Kadee Motley

"Ballroom Blitz"

Faith Egelhoff
& Elizabeth Meyer


Anna Dial

Shauna Lowenstein
& Tabitha McGuire


Lizzie Fields

Quinn Perez


Senior Division - Jersey County Residents 15 Through 21 Years Of Age
Lauren Kochanski

"Jelly's Last Jam"

Sydney Riley

Sarah Hartman

"This Is Gospel"

Lauren Leady


Special Entertainment by:
Mr. Briley Blade, 2015 Jersey County Fair Talent Competition Senior Division Champion and...
Miss Cora Schroeder, 2015 Jersey County Fair Talent Competition Junior Division Champion

Junior Division - Jersey County Residents 14 Years Of Age And Younger
1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

5th Place

Senior Division - Jersey County Residents 15 Years Through 21 Years Of Age
1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

5th Place


1st Place recipient in each division will represent Jersey County at the IAAF State Talent Competition in Springfield, Ill., in January 2017.

Ben Goetten will serve as Master of Ceremonies

Produced by the Jersey County Fair Board

Directed by Barbara Allen, Acinda Eschbach, Alex Foster, Glenda Gray, Patti Price, Brenda Skinner

The Jersey County Fair Talent Competition is proudly sponsored by Brock and Pam Hermens of HALPIN MUSIC COMPANY, who are providing equipment and support, and Dave Galbreath of THE PLANT STAND, who is decorating the Stage and Fairgrounds.

Contributing instructors/accompanists include Shannon Brown, Janelle Volger, Lu Anne Taul of Jersey Community School District 100, TURNER'S GYM and Angela Perez of OPEN CALL DANCE COMPANY Show begins promptly at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Jersey County Fair Grandstand. (Immediately following the Merchant's Parade.)

Ticket prices: $6.00 for Track Seating, $5.00 for Grandstand Seating

"The Jersey County Fair Board is pleased with the Talent Competition growth over the past 21 years. This year we have 16 talented and diverse acts, composed of 34 participants. We have vocalists, pianists, instrumentalists, and dancers. Styles range from country, Gospel, Contemporary, Rock, Hip Hop, Blue Grass, Vaudeville, Classical, Hollywood and Broadway. Participants range from 10 years old to 20 years old. They represent the communities of Jerseyville, Fieldon, Delhi, Dow and Grafton. We are excited to provide an evening of fine entertainment for our fairgoers, and the opportunity for aspiring entertainers to perform their art."

The 148th Annual Jersey County Fair Theme is "Celebrating Champions!" and begins on Sunday, 7/10/16, running through 7/17/16. For information contact Alex Foster at (618) 498-7494










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