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72nd Annual Glade Valley Community Show a Hit With Young Kids and High School Students
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by Jessica Bentley

It is that time of the year again, The 72nd annual Glade Valley Community Show started this week. It started Wednesday September 28th and ends today Friday September 30th. There are many activities for all people to do.

“The purpose of the community show is to display all of what our community has to offer in a wide range of categories, whether it be canning, baking or agricultural. There are so many different ways to show off our skills. It is similar to the homegoods building at the Great Frederick Fair,” said junior Sydnie Grossnickle.

For those who do not know what goes on at the community show, there are many things. People from within the community, show off their artistic abilities, baking skills, and agriculture skills, from their hay to fruits and vegetables. If that does not interest you there are many more things to see at the community show.

“I am entering a decorated cake, many people in the FFA are as well. We are all entering cakes, because the money earned will go to our national FFA trip,” Grossnickle said. “I have entered a scarecrow and a fire dunker this year,” junior Cheyenne Reese commented.

While it started on Wednesday, the activities all started on Thursday evening for the public, after the judging happens in the afternoon. The events kicked off with kids night, as well as a silent auction that will end tonight to support the Walkersville FFA. This evening a chicken and ham dinner will be held for the public. Also tonight the Walkersville boy scouts and the Walkersville FFA ambassador will be honored. To end a great few days the community show will have their annual cake and baked goods auction tonight.

“I have entered a few different items. I entered a quilt, fudge, and a cake. I like to bake a lot so that is why I tend to enter baked goods, to show off my talents,” said junior Madeline Etchison.

A group of second graders came in today and had a lot to say. “I liked the legos and the animals. My favorites were the dog and bird,” said Max. “My favorite were the flowers, and there was a homemade clock that was really cool,” Maggie said. “I entered a couple things into the community show actually. I entered crushed up corn, as well as corn off the cob. I entered seeds and a cake too. My cake actually won first place and grand champion,” said Aubrey

Grossnickle said, “Jessica Earp, Hailey Bodmer, and I will be running for FFA ambassador this year. We find out who won Friday evening.”

Maggie continued saying “ I also took a picture with the cool cow.” The cow then added an interesting comment saying, “MOOOOOO!”

Information on activities courtesy of: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/agriculture/agriculture-calendar-sept/article_30ffc87b-f1cb-542e-96e1-74738bd6c108.html