Iroquois County Fair 1st place winner, Mitchell Galyen took the stage at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield on January 15, 2022 at The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs convention and state wide talent show. Mitchell astonished the audience with his rendition of Bumble Boogie and took home 1st place in the Senior Division. Mitchell, from Watseka is the student of Pat Neal of Watseka. He follows the 2020 Senior Division winner Anna Parmenter who is also a student of Pat Neal.
Mitchell was asked to perform at the Finals for the Illinois County Fair Queen pageant, where he received a standing ovation.
Iroquois County Junior Division winners from our fair were a the Hip Hop Mash Up dance group Elite Energy. Making up the team will be Lily Anderson, Beaverville; London Clark, Milford; Annika Greene, Watseka, Vanysah Hickman, Watseka; Addie Kingdon, Watseka; Madelyn Loy, Donovan; Sarah Parsons, Watseka, and Savannah Reed, Danforth. The girls took 9th place in the Junior Division. The dancers are students of Studio on Main, Pam Hibbert.