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Dancers and Dunns head to Pennsylvania Farm Show

By Rachel Barner, news editor

This week many people from around the state, including some Saegertown students, will gather at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show, which begins today and runs through Jan. 14 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. There are many exhibits, such as livestock, small animals, horses, food, clothing, and the butter sculpture.

Emily Dunn, eighth grade, and Patrick Dunn, junior, are both showing market barrows, or castrated pigs.

Last year, Patrick showed a market hog and Emily showed a market whether. Patrick placed first in his market swine class and Emily placed fifth in her market goat class.

Five students will be competing in square dancing as part of the Wild Country Dancers. Eighth graders Amanda Crowl, Haiku Peters, Sam Shelenberger, freshman Nathan Barner and senior Rachel Barner will dance tonight at 7 p.m.  Crowl, Shelenberger, and the Barners are in the pink set and Peters is in the blue set. Both the blue and pink sets won blue ribbons in last year’s competition.

“I feel like we can really pull this off at this competition,” Shelenberger said. You can watch the square dancing on PCN, channel 31 on Armstrong. For full results, visit the farmshow web site.

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Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School

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