The two youth judges and the three adult judges all selected the same winner, which was the 18 ft. hay bale drummer teddy bear done by Elyssa Black. Black is a junior at Chariton High School and her entry was one of the entries in the Youth Category.
Pictured above is one of the 18 entries in the Lucas County Hay Bale Contest. The diverse and creative hay bales may be found throughout Lucas County. Entries come in all shapes and sizes from a square bale shoe to a three story teddy bear playing the drum. This innovative ecotourism event is a perfect opportunity to educate children about the importance and impact hay has in our lives and we enjoy the creativity of local Lucas County residents.
Second place Hay Bale winners are pictured above.