Eighth grader designs 2019 Ag Days button


David Phillips/Spring Valley Tribune Katie Hershberger with her design that became the basis for the 2019 Ag Days button. See the special section inserted in this week’s Tribune for a guide to the annual Spring Valley celebration.
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David Phillips

Katie Hershberger is likely the youngest Ag Days button winner ever, but she has been drawing for quite some time.

The design of the Kingsland student who is going into eighth grade this year is featured on the 2019 Ag Days button. Her drawing is of a cow with its tongue sweeping the side of its mouth.

Hersherber said she draws a lot as she finds art “calming,” but with results that can be exciting, adding “it’s fun to see what you can make.” Her drawings are typically of people, but she said she is interested in doing more scenery.

For the Ag Days button, she tried to think of something to go with agriculture and came up with cows. Although she has never drawn animals, she did some research and decided on the single cow design for the button.

A resident of Spring Valley, she is the daughter of Bill Holland and Anna Holland. The drawing was done in a class of Kingsland art teacher Linda Wangsness.

The $5 button provides many discounts during the annual celebration Aug. 13 to 18. The corn and hot dog feed is free with a button. The button provides a $5 discount at the street dance Saturday night, $1 off an ice cream sundae at First National Bank Friday afternoon and a $1 discount off the Brave Community Theatre play Wednesday through Saturday.

Buttons have also been numbered with the winners getting either $100 or $50 in Spring Valley Money. The winning numbers are drawn during the street dance.

The schedule for Ag Days has been finalized and a special guide to the annual celebration is included in this week’s Spring Valley Tribune.