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sister 4-h'er has something to crow about

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 15:48 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A girl defeated her defending champion brother at crowing like a rooster Wednesday at the LaPorte County Fair.

Georgia Pumroy, 11, and her 12-year old brother, Joe Pumroy, were tied in points awarded by three judges after two rounds until she nudged past him in sudden death.

''I feel awesome because I beat my brother,'' she said.

Joe, the champion the past two-years, was gracious in defeat.

''I'm so angry, but I'm so happy for her,'' said Joe, vowing to try hard to regain the title next year.

Daniel Lenig, 17, of Rolling Prairie defended his championship in the turkey gobbling competition with a perfect score of 30 points.

Lenig said listening to the turkeys once raised at home in his younger days might have something to do with his ability to sound like one.

The actual birds also competed with a rooster owned by 9-year old Cai Lile of LaPorte belting out more crows than any other fowl.

His rooster let out 20 crows in 15 mnutes.

Lile said he felt his bird had a decent chance going in because of how often he crows at home.

''He woke up my aunt one time,'' he said.

The gobbling competition was taken by a turkey belonging to 18-year old Alex Crawford from Kankakee Township.

The 18 gobbles in 10 minutes by his Tom were 11 more than the second place finisher entered by his 15 year old brother, Logan.

In previous years, his turkeys produced very few gobbles and feels keeping this turkey with the roosters he has at home rubbed off.

''They make noise all of the time and he thinks he should too,'' Alex said.
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