Vocalist Delaney Woodward, who hails from the Gouldsboro village of Corea, won first place at “Hancock County’s Got Talent Thursday night at the Blue Hill Fair. PHOTO COURTESY DELANEY WOODWARD

Vocalists dominate fair competition

BLUE HILL — Gouldsboro’s Delaney Woodward sang her heart out, winning the first-place prize of $500 at The Grand and the Blue Hill Fair’s joint “Hancock County’s Got Talent!” show staged last Thursday night at the fair.

Kiana and Seneca Maddocks-Wilbur of Ellsworth landed second and share a $250 prize while Trudi Clark of Ellsworth took third and a $100 prize.

Judging Thursday night’s finals were Grand Director Nick Turner, downtown Ellsworth businessman Jim Pendergist, Franklin Savings Bank’s Amanda Ashe and Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane.

The dozen finalists ranged widely from Lamoine humorist and actor Brent Hutchins to guitarist Nick Blethen. The preliminary drew 20 contestants to the first phase of the competition, “Does Hancock County Have Talent?” on Aug. 23 at The Grand.

The Grand and Blue Hill Fair plan to hold the two-phase, joint competition again next summer.

Letitia Baldwin

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]

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