Congratulations to Stephanie and Ron Austin of Scott-McCoppin for winning the Hay Bale Decorating Contest for 2011. Their “Book Worm” hay bale was one among several great hay bales that were decorated over the Kansas Biggest Rodeo week this year. The promotion committe had a very tough time picking this year’s winner! Ron and Stephanie will be receiving the Golden Hay Bale award as well as bragging rights for the year 2011. Due to the incredible thought and creativity that was shown by this year’s participants, we also added three categories as honorable mentions. Wenzl Drug was selected as Best Rodeo Theme. Scott-McCoppin was also selected as best Business Representation, and Sawyer’s Ace Hardware was selected as most original. This promotional event is a fantastic way for our people and businesses to display the uniqueness of small town communities during one of the busiest week/weekends in Phillipsburg.