CADIZ - An essential part of the Harrison County Junior Fair is the naming and crowning of the royalty on Fairgoers Appreciation Day, the evening before the July 1 start of the event.
Interviews were conducted and the answer to the question of "who they will be?" lies within sealed envelopes at the Ohio State Extension office.
Contending for the junior fair princess title are: Adrianna Blazeski, 9, daughter of Barbara and Bob Blazeski, a member of the Shamrock 4-H Club; Lauren Ferguson, 9, daughter of Chad and Michelle Ferguson, a member of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club; and Josey Meddles, 9, daughter of Tresa Meddles, a member of the Shamrock 4-H Club.
HARRISON ROYALTY CANDIDATES — Four ladies and two men interviewed for the title of Harrison County Junior Fair queen at the Harrison County Junior Fair judging session at the Harrison County Fairgrounds on June 9. Candidates include, above, from left, front, Callie Eberhart and Drew Chrisman; and back, Westin Fogle, Amber Cline, Chelsea Toland and Zack Jones. At left, three Harrison County 4-H members are vying for the title of 2014 Harrison County Junior Fair princess. The crowning will be at Junior Fair Night on June 30. Candidates include, from left, Josey Meddles, Adrianna Blazeski, Lauren Ferguson, princess candidates; and Cael Jones, who will have the title of junior fair king. --- Photos by Esther McCoy
The prince candidate will be Cael Jones, 10, son of Jon and Tina Jones, a member of the Tri-County Showstoppers 4-H Club.
The queen candidates are: Drew Chrisman, member of the New Rumley 4-H Club; Amber Cline, a member of Country Friends 4-H Club; Callie Eberhart, a member of New Rumley 4-H Club and Harrison Central FFA; and Chelsea Toland, a member of Tri-County Showstoppers and Harrison Central FFA.
King candidates include Westin Fogle, a member of Royal Riders 4-H Club; and Zack Jones, a member of Tri-County Showstoppers 4-H Club.
Making up the 2013 royalty were Emily Shuss of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club and Corey Chrisman of the New Rumley and Dusty boots 4-H clubs. They will crown their successors.
The coronation takes place in the midway tent at 5 p.m. June 30. Tim Tanner, county Extension educator, announced this is an earlier time than in previous years Four-H clubs will have their booth exhibits in place on June 29 to show the visitors the work done throughout the year.
Animals will be in place and weighed in on June 30. A junior fair sheep show will be held at 7 p.m. A flag- raising ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on July 1 to open the event.
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