Hawkins a finalist at state fair

Hawkins a finalist at state fair

Emery Hawkins, 11, of Cincinnati, was one of seven sprout division finalists at the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair last week. Sprout participants do not compete in the finals, but rather eight finalists are selected and each perform without competition. Hawkins performed her ventriloquist act on Sunday at the state fair and was broadcast on Iowa Public Television.