Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571 and Auxiliary held the annual Voice of Democracy Banquet to recognize the winners.

Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571 and Auxiliary held the annual Voice of Democracy Banquet to recognize the winners. 1st place, Mark VanderHeyden, 2nd place, Kaylee Artcher and 3rd place, Lynzee Mohammadi. Each received monetary awards. Mark will advance to district level on Jan. 18. This year's theme was, "Why Veteran's are important to our Nation's History and Future."

Absent from picture: Kaylee Artcher