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Little farmer, dual parent win costume contest

October 29, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

Nathan Fann's dad isn't a farmer.

In fact, the 3-year-old lives in the city - Hagerstown, but somehow he has developed a love for John Deere products.

He sleeps with a John Deere blanket and pillow, wears the trademark green and yellow cap, and plays with John Deere toys.

As the shy youngster puts it, he has "a whole bunch" of John Deere stuff.

And now he has a John Deere tractor Halloween costume.

Nathan is the co-winner of The Herald-Mail's costume contest. He and his parents, Tammy and James, painted an apple box to create the tractor.

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Nathan and co-winner Brenda Kazda, 43, of Hancock, will each receive $50. The contest was for the most original, creative Halloween costumes in the Tri-State area. Store-bought costumes were not permitted.

Kazda, a single mother who raised two children, wore a Mom & Dad costume. From one side she looks like a woman and from the other side a man.

She got the idea from a 1980s TV commercial for Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars. The candy commercial featured people with similar split physical appearances.

Kazda said she dressed in a similar outfit in the 1980s.

This Mom & Dad costume was sewn together by her mother, Shirley Obitts, of Hagerstown.

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