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Iowa 4-H'ers Got Talent at the Iowa State Fair

Forget Susan Boyle and David Hasselhoff. Britain and America may have talent, but so do Iowa’s former 4-H’ers. They’ll have a chance to show it during Alumni 4-H’ers Got Talent, Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Iowa State Fair.

Former 4-H members from across the state are invited to perform on the main stage of the 4-H Exhibit Building in this second annual Share-the-Fun competition specifically for alumni, said Shelly Greving, marketing coordinator for the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Share-the-Fun is 4-H’s version of a talent show. 4-H youth first perform at the county level and top acts compete at State Fair.

“Alumni 4-H’ers Got Talent is open to 4-H alumni who may or may not have participated in Share-the-Fun when they were in 4-H. We’re looking for talent in all ages, shapes and forms,” Greving said. “As long as the individual performer or at least one member of a group is a former 4-H’er, just about anything goes.”

Applications are available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation Web site,, and are due July 20. Selected performers will be notified by Aug. 1.

Iowa 4-H celebrities will judge the performances during the Aug. 13 competition, Greving said. In addition, audience members will be able to vote by text message to select the “people’s choice” award winner.

For more information contact the Iowa 4-H Foundation at (515) 294-1607 or


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