Bonnie Swalwell Eilert, a Newton resident, went on one of the biggest adventures of her life last spring as she showed off her chicken-calling, spunky on Little Big Shots: Forever Young.
Eilert, a Baxter native and 1947 Newton High School graduate, has participated in the chicken-calling contests at the Iowa State Fair for more than 45 years, where she has won a hefty amount of blue ribbons in various categories. Eilert has been a longtime member of the Jasper County Chorus, the Jasper County Farm Bureau Club, volunteer of the Mingo Centennial and was a member of the Sugar Grove Grange, Killduff Grange and now the Amboy Trail Grange.
Make sure to tune into the Little Big Shots: Forever Young episode on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. on NBC.