Tobacco stringing contest winners announced

The seventh annual tobacco stringing contest was in full swing this afternoon. Sixteen teams of three competed for bragging rights and cash prizes.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler congratulated winners and presented prizes in front of the barn in Heritage Circle where the tobacco will cure for the next week.

The Granville County Loopers took first place for the second year in a row, winning $250.

Ruth Coats, David Blackwell and Joy Lee Blackwell accept their awards from Commissioner Troxler.

The Dudley Loopers came in second and earned $150.

Fred Wise, Karen Spence and Violet Wise make up the Dudley Loopers team.

Third place and $100 went to the Jackson Trio of Zebulon. The Jackson Trio won first place in 2011.

The Jackson Trio, Terry Jackson, Curtis Alford and Janet Jackson, recieve ribbons from Commissioner Troxler.


About Jane Deere

My name is Rebecca, but around here, you can call me Jane Deere. My love for the State Fair and all that it brings - John Deere tractors, the barbecue sundae and Midway lights at night - is what landed me here. After interning in 2013, I'm back with the Deep Fried crew to enjoy the fair for a few days.

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