4-H members from fourth through 12th grades designed piggy banks and set financial savings goals during the month of February. The pageant at the mall was the culmination of the club contests that were held last month.
The guidelines for the Piggy Bank Pageant were that the bank could not be over 12-feet-by-12-feet, it had to be handmade (could not be bought and decorated) and could be made of any material and have any shape. More than 500 banks were turned in.
The county winners will advance to compete in the state Piggy Bank Pageant to be held in Nashville the last week of March.
The fourth-grade winners were first, Joseph Glover; second place, Alma Smith; and third place, Maylee Weber.
The fifth-grade winners were first, Dalton Pendergrass; second place, Nicole Wiley, and third place, Venet Hall.
The sixth-through-eighth grade winners were first place, Nicole Opp; second place, Ben Bunch; and third place, Hayden Ware.
The ninth-through-12th grade winners were first place, Jennings Kelley; second place, Amanda McDowell,; and third place, Sarah Beaty.
The winners of the “Most Creative Bank” were first place, Cory Akins; second place, Gage League; and third place, Savana Davis.
Each winner received a ribbon and an award. First-place winners received a cash prize and second- and third-place winners received 4-H memorabilia.
For more information about Piggy Bank Pageant or Bradley County 4-H, contact the UT Extension Office at 423-728-7001 or LMiddle2@utk.edu.