Johnson to dance in Bill Riley final show

Gretah Kay Johnson, 10, of Jefferson, performs a tap dance in the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 15. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)
Gretah Kay Johnson, 10, of Jefferson, performs in the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)

Gretah Johnson, 10, of Jefferson has been selected to perform her solo tap dance in the championship round in Bill Riley’s 56th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search.  As a Sprout, Gretah will perform in exhibition on Sunday, Aug. 23, but will no longer be competing.

Bill Riley, Jr. is once again hosting the competition. Two Sprout acts are being crowned champions every day of the semi-finals. The six winning acts will perform in the talent-packed championship set for Sunday, August 23, at 1:30 pm on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor KCWI.

Each of the six Sprout champions will receive a prize of $250 after the championship show. More than $16,000 will be awarded to the Senior and Sprout divisions combined. This year’s contest is sponsored by Hy-Vee.

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