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Tess Shultz, left, was named the 2013 Little Miss Turkey and Nathaniel Stevens the 2013 Little Mr. Turkey on Wednesday at the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival.
Tess Shultz, left, was named the 2013 Little Miss Turkey and Nathaniel Stevens the 2013 Little Mr. Turkey on Wednesday at the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival. (Photo by Pamela Schehl) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
June 13, 2013 11:24 am EDT

 

DANVILLE — Threatening weather on Wednesday didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the contestants in the 2013 Little Miss Turkey and Little Mr. Turkey contest. Storms held off just long enough for the judges to determine a winner.

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Ten Little Misses and five young gentlemen vied in this year’s competition at the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival. Each of the contestants answered a series of questions posed by grand inquisitor Peggy Dunn, and judges Vickie Adams, Laura Segraves and Billie-Jo Addair evaluated the youngsters’ responses and poise on stage.

Among the questions were, “What would you name a pet turkey,” “Where do you think turkeys live,” “How many feathers do turkeys have,” and “What sport would your turkey play?”

The 2013 Little Mr. Turkey is Nathaniel Stephens, the son of Dawna and Jason Stephens. His turkey named Harold has 2,000 feathers and would play machine pitch ball.

“It feels cool to win,” he said.

Tess Shultz is the 2013 Little Miss Turkey. The daughter of Stacy and Jim Shultz, she thought it felt good to win. Her turkey, Talulah, lives outside her house in a turkey pen and has a lot of feathers.

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