HERMISTON - Joyce Gilbert of Stanfield was the winner in the "Name That Dance" contest for the Farm-City Pro Rodeo and Umatilla County Fair week.

Gilbert's entry was selected out of those submitted to the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce for the first-ever dance. "Farm City Boot Scoot'n" will be the official name of the event, which will be an annual part of the week's activities.

Members of the dance committee selected Gilbert's entry, saying it "truly captured the country-western theme" of the dance.

Gilbert will receive two tickets for the dance, which will take place after the fair parade from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Hermiston Community and Convention Center.

The dance will feature a band, with themed decorations at the center, finger foods and an auction of artwork donated by area talent.

Sandra Haynes, Vickie Flyg, Chris Huffman and Dave Bartholet have all agreed to donate artwork for the auction, which will help raise money for the Hermiston School District and the Hermiston High School activities department.

Committee members envision the proceeds to help support visits and efforts by artists in the schools.

The auction items will be original pieces and will help promote the Columbia Basin Western Art Show and Sale that also takes place during rodeo and fair week.

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