Colebrook frog contest grows by leaps and bounds

Sarah Barry proudly displayed her award-winning chicken, Fluffy Cheeks, who earned her a ribbon in Colebrook Fair’s pet show. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

COLEBROOK — After winning a ribbon in last year’s frog-jumping contest at the Colebrook Fair, Sarah Barry returned Saturday, Sept. 1, for a repeat victory. 

“He’s a big jumper!” said the 10-year-old as she peered into a glass vessel containing Perry the frog. The sprightly amphibian had escaped its enclosure that morning, said Sarah’s mom, Carmen, resulting in a mad scramble across the kitchen counter to capture the feisty hopper. So Sarah kept a tight lid on Perry until show time.

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