FrogFest 32 Kicks Off With Stirring National Anthem Rendition
Dani Loomis sang the National Anthem to kick off FrogFest 32 at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. The bull riding and barrel racing woman with powerhouse vocals is originally from Cassville but lives in Vernon with her daughter.
Cooperstown teen Maya Stevens joined Loomis on stage to sign the anthem for the deaf. The 17-year-old isn't deaf but she's been speaking sign language since her mother used it with her as a baby. "I started to really learn it when I took a class freshman year."
That class Maya took, along with her American Sign Language (ASL) teacher, inspired Maya to work in education. She's taking a gap year before heading to college to one day become either an elementary school teacher, or do something with ASL. "ASL has been an outlet for me to express myself, and has really helped me on my journey, all thanks to my ASL teacher."
The Eli Young Band headlined FrogFest32, at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, presented by Curtis Lumber. See all the pictures from the day.