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Local students win popcorn contest

Friday, November 16, 2012

Seven-year-old Karigan Krider, a second-grader at Meridian Elementary School, was the winner of her age division in the Popcorn Festival of Clay County's annual coloring contest. She received her $25 check from Popcorn Festival representative Ron Scherb. Karigan is the daughter of Kory Krider and Elizabeth Blackburn, Brazil. [Order this photo]
"Farmer Ron" visited second-grade students at Meridian Elementary School Friday.

Ron Scherb, also a member of the Popcorn Festival of Clay County, offered the students a presentation on where food comes from.

Scherb also detailed the history of Clay County's own Orville Redenbacher.

Scherb, an area farmer, showed the students an ear of popcorn and an ear of corn and explained the differences.

He also asked the students several questions about popcorn, including "Why is it called popcorn," and "What makes it pop?"

Scherb also offered the students a game to participate in.

He had the students line up and attempt to toss a bean bag through one of four holes on an Orville Redenbacher Cornhole game.

If the bean bag went through one of the holes, the student got to take a bag of popcorn home with them.

Scherb also offered popcorn to the students during his presentation.

While at Meridian Friday, he also presented a $25 check to second-grader Karigan Krider, 7, who was the winner of her age division in the 2012 Popcorn Festival of Clay County coloring contest.

Karigan is a student in Amber Passfield's class.

She was also one of three Clay Community Schools students to earn $25 checks. The others were Staunton Elementary School kindergartner Caitlyn Graves, and East Side Elementary first-grader Emma Guernsey.

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