CARROLLTON - Carroll County Fair royalty could be seen at all livestock judging venues on Wednesday, the second day of the fair that continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds.
The royalty includes queen Elizabeth Bormuth, 17, a Carrollton High School senior and FFA member. She attended the Washington Leadership Conference and is a junior fair board member, Carroll County senior cowgirl and Rocky Fork rodeo junior queen. She received a FFA state and Chapter Farmer degree and once rode and wrestled steers. She is also a champion horse roper, member of the Massillon Saddle Club and received the equine entrepreneurship award for two years. She is the daughter of Erin and Alan Bormuth of East Rochester.
Queen runner-up is Annabel Vernier, 18, a Girl Scout and Clover Kids 4-H member. She is a freshman at the University of Akron. She has a still project that will be judged on the state fair level in July, featuring black and white pillows made on a wooden loom with flower design. Two of the pillows in a Longaberger basket were sold at the still project auction for $250 . She is the daughter of Doug and Christine Vernier of East Rochester.
FAIR ROYALTY — There are two Carroll County fair queens to rule over the fair that continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds. The royalty includes, from left, Cheyenne Morsheiser, second queen attendant; Elizabeth Bormuth, queen; Annabel Vernier, queen runner-up; and Brittany Rohr, first queen attendant. — Esther McCoy
SHY HOG — Carly Ferren’s Hampshire hog turned camera shy when the pig was receiving loving pats and caresses from youngsters, from left, Parker Celano, 4; Marena Winn, 5; Nevea Winn, 6; and Ferren, a member of the Freshmen 4-H Club. This is her first year in 4-H. The hog pens are located in the new and large Rosebud Mining building on the fairgrounds in Carrollton. Also in the building are the junior fair office and a small auction center where the still project auction was held. — Esther McCoy
First queen attendant is Brittany Rohr, 18, a member of the East Township Young Producers, Carrollton FFA, junior fair board, Teen Leaders and Girl Scouts. She received a state FFA degree and the chapter's dairy entrepreneurship award, district dairy proficiency and outstanding junior for FFA. She was the Carroll County Junior Dairy princess in 2010 and last year was the county fair queen runner-up. In Girl Scouts she received the bronze award and is completing the silver award.
Cheyenne Morsheiser, 16, is a member of the Carrollton FFA and the county junior fair board. She will be a senior at Carrollton High School. She has participated at the state fair level three times and received the Star Greenhand, Star Chapter Farmer and outstanding junior awards. She was the county dairy princess runner-up in 2012 and shows market steers, market turkeys and dairy heifers.
A still project auction was held Wednesday featuring 22 projects ranging from a multi-color knitted hat and scarf, framed photography or artwork, woodworking, a quilt made by young Girls Scouts, a chain saw crafted bear lawn decoration, metal boot scraper, wooden loom purses, a wooden game board and a flower arrangement in a rough-wood birdhouse.
Floyd L. Craft III, a Kangaroo Krew 4-H member, had a chain saw crafted grizzly bear lawn ornament that sold for $500; Tanner Kaufmann, a Brown Frame 4-H, cedar table and two benches, $450; Gwendalynne Barber, Kangaroo Krew, oak magazine rack, $400; Payton Randal, Brown Frame, decorative 4-foot outhouse, $375; Connor Rutledge, Augusta Ranchers, bench, draped with a hand-knotted lap robe and a metal decorative lawn star, $325; Zachary Oboy, Sharpshooters, Framed Mustache artwork, $300; Mason Stackhouse, wooden bench, $300; Floyd Craft, gun rack, $285; Annabel Vernier, Clover Kids 4-H, woven pillows done on a wooden loom, with a Longaberger basket and two apple pies, $250; Lydia Wiley, Augusta Ranchers, photography, "A Creek in the Light of the Sun," $225; Devan Ulman, cedar bird house, $200; Chance Schaar, Augusta Ranchers, game board, $200; Thomas Rutledge, flower arrangement in wooden birdhouse with small stand, $200; Girl Scout Troop 60312, quilt and frame of pictures of girls making the quilt, $175; Jonathan Russell, Sharp Shooters, metal boot scraper, $175; Emma Russell, Snoopy's Friends, $150; Gary Baker, plant holder made from horse frames, $150; Ginah Bolanz, Augusta Ranchers, framed photograph, $130; Tanner Kaufman, wall planter, $125; Gwendalynne Barber, Kangaroo Krew, multicolor knitted scarf and hat, $100; and Gina Bolanz, napkin holders, two at $70 each.
Annabel Vernieri, queen runner-up had pillow cases made from colorful fabric that were sold as a fundraiser and brought in more than $100 for the pair.