This is the second year that Matt Thomas State Farm has sponsored a coloring contest for the Polk County Fair. There were 3 different age brackets that children participated in. The age brackets were pre-kindergarten – kindergarten, 1st grade – 2nd grade, and 3rd grade – 5th grade. The winner of each bracket wins a bike. They had a local award winning artist judge the pictures. The winner of the youngest age bracket is kindergartner, Stradden House. The winner of the middle age bracket is 2nd grader, Tessa Williams, who is a repeat winner in this age bracket. She opted for a gift card since her bike from last year still fits her. The winner of the oldest age bracket is 3rd grader, Sydney Jones.
“In the future I believe we will give away trophies in each age bracket giving a trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. It is very hard for our judge to pick just one picture with such talented kids participating. We have a great time sponsoring this event getting to see all of the kids that participate and their talented work,” said Thomas.