Claire and Ella Bobell create lasting memories at the 2019 Illinois State Fair

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[August 17, 2019]     Send a link to a friend  Share

It has been a fantastic week at the Illinois State Fair for two young ladies from Logan County. Sisters Claire and Ella Bobell both participated in the swine division shows as the fair and both came out champions. Claire won the Illinois State Fair Grand Champion Barrow with her hog, and Ella won the Land of Lincoln Grand Champion Barrow with hers.




Above, the girls share a big hug. Perhaps this is the moment they realized that they were both big winners, and both would be in the Governor's Sale of Champions on Tuesday evening.

As championship winners, the girls participated in the Parade of Champions on Monday evening, then the livestock auction on Tuesday evening.


Ella's barrow brought in a winning bid of $18,000.


Claire's barrow earned a top bid of $25,000.


Claire and Ella are the daughters of Ben and Haylee Bobell of Lincoln. Both are involved with 4-H in Logan County.

Congratulations girls for doing such a great job representing yourselves, your family, and your hometown community!


Pictures by Haylee Bobell


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