WILLIAMSON, Pa. - About 20 young people took the midway stage Friday night to sing, dance and juggle during the annual Franklin County Fair Talent Contest.
Tim Brooks of Chambersburg, Pa., was in clown makeup and making balloon sculptures for children before the contest began. Once on stage, he switched to juggling balls, sticks and clubs to win top honors in the performance category for contestants 14 to 19 years old.
Fair Secretary Gerald W. Reichard said the winning performers each received $50 and a trophy for their efforts. No one walked away empty-handed as each performer got $10 for getting on stage. About 200 people sat in lawn chairs or on blankets to watch the show, which occasionally was interrupted by the the truck and tractor pull in the arena.