Area bakers, quilters, showmen, brewers and numerous other competitors hit the road to Harrisburg over the course of the past week for the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Square dancers from across the state competed Monday.

Competing were Division 1, for dancers under the age of 17; Division 2, for dancers between the ages of 15 and 25; and Division 3, open to dancers any age or combination of ages.

Judges individually evaluated the teams on three required square dances and awarded ribbons in what’s known as the Danish system of judging. Groups received a white ribbon for a good performance, a red ribbon for an excellent performance and a blue ribbon for a superior performance.

Judging was followed by multiple rounds of dancing for fun, including a rendition of “Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight.”

Receiving a blue ribbon in division one was Beyond the Barn 4-H Community Club from Huntingdon County

Captain Jack FFA Square Dancing Team (B) from Huntingdon County received a red ribbon in Division 2.

In Division 3, Bedford County Squares and Friends of 4-H, Bedford County, received blue ribbons.

In the Family Living Category, Pam Foor, of Breezewood, took first place with her entry in the Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest. Foor represented the county in the apple pie, chocolate cake and angel food cake competitions.

Two area women placed in the crafting category.

Heather Koontz of Everett placed third in: hand quilting- pieced/patchwork and machine quilted bedcover –pieced .

In Adult Photography, Leslie Mills of Hopewell placed first in black and white altered images; fifth in color wild animals; fifth in color children and first in color altered images.

The farm show continues through Saturday. More results will be published as they are made available.

Contact Katie Smolen at 623-1151 ext. 110 or

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