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BEDFORD, CRAWFORD COUNTY SEAMSTRESSES MAKE FASHIONS WITH FLAIR AT 2011 PA FARM SHOW
1/8/2011

Harrisburg – Sharon Donahoe, a Bedford County resident, made the Best of Show winner in the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show Fashions with a Flair fashion show and competition on Saturday, Jan. 8.

Donahoe created a dress and jacket for her daughter fabricated from red Pendleton wool. Along with the dress was a semi-fitted dress, which was fully lined and featured flanges.

Karisa Durfee of Crawford County, was the 4-H division leader. Durfee tailored a red wool coat, which was fully lined with a raised waistline, front button closure, set in sleeves and patch pockets with additional button trim. In the back were princess seams. Underneath the coat was a jet black suit fashioned from polyester with slacks that had flared legs and a side zipper. The ensemble was topped off with a red military cadet cap.
Entries are judged on overall appearance and accessories, modeling presentations, design, style and color, construction and fit, and level of difficulty.

Open Show Results:
Handcrafted:  
 1st – Doloes Murray, Lancaster Co.
 2nd – Barbara Warden, Venango Co. 
 3rd – Nancy Stowe, Butler Co.

Single Piece Garment (non tailored):
 1st – Sara Beck, Union Co.
 2nd – Nancy Brinser, Lebanon Co.

Two+ Piece Outfit (non tailored)
 1st – Sharon Donahoe, Bedford Co.
 2nd – Linda Siegel, Lebanon Co.
 3rd – Sheila Wiltshire, Bucks Co.

Tailored Garment
 1st – Rachel Siegel, Lebanon Co.
 2nd – Sharon Donahoe, Bedford Co.

Formal Wedding
 1st – Julia Book, Dauphin Co.
 2nd – Gabriella Ochoco, Bucks Co.

Children’s Clothing
 1st – Lori Flickinger, Dauphin Co.
 2nd  – CJ Neiss, Dauphin Co.
 3rd – Julia Book, Dauphin Co.

Youth and 4-H Show Results:

Beginner Project
 1st – Madison Shaw, Dauphin Co.
 2nd – Amy Adleman, Venango Co.
 3rd – Kaitlin Fisher, Lebanon Co.

Intermediate Project
 1st – Sydney Ochoco, Bucks Co.
 2nd – Rachel Saunders, Lancaster Co.
 3rd – Dori Kralj, Venango Co.

Sr. 1 or 2 Piece Outfit
 1st – Alaysia Pfautz, Lancaster Co.
 2nd – Elizabeth Wiltshire, Bucks Co.
 3rd – Megan Klawitter, Dauphin Co.

Sr. Tailored Garment
 1st – Karisa Durfee, Crawford Co.
 2nd – Moriah Pfoutz, Lancaster Co.
 3rd – Sara Swank, Lebanon Co.

Sr. Party/ Formal
 1st – Melissa Sarnicke, Washington Co.
 2nd – Diana Sarnicke, Washington Co.
 3rd – Madison Ochoco, Bucks Co.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 8-15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.

For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

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