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Harrison County Fair royalty named

FAIR OPENS — Among the first items to be completed when the Harrison County Fair opened Monday was the naming of this year’s royalty. Among those on hand were, from left, Lucas Wood, prince; Jonathan Vermillion, king; Adrianna Blazeski, queen; Katherine Shearer-Willis of the junior fair board; Cooper Koch, 2021 prince; and Abbie Kelley, 2021 queen. -- Esther McCoy

CADIZ — It is fair season and the Harrison County Fair is one of the earlier ones for 4-H members to bring their livestock to the event for judging and then to the livestock sale if they are market animals. It opened on Monday, with Senior Citizen Day and free entry to the grounds. as well as a flag ceremony.

Royalty for 2022 was crowned Monday evening. Lucas Wood, who had a market lamb project and is a member of the Hopedale Town and Country 4-H Club, was the 2022 Junior Fair prince. Adrianna Blazeski, a member of the Shamrock 4-H Club, was crowned the 2022 Harrison County queen. She raised market chickens and turkeys. Katherine Shearer-Willis, a member of the Royal Riders 4-H, is the queen’s attendant. Jonathan Vermillion, a final year member of the Hopedale Town and Country Club, was named king.

Members of the 15 4-H clubs were recognized for work done throughout the year. The New Rumley 4-H Club received the first-place award for the outstanding fair booth. Freeport Friends took second place, and Green Valley 4-H was third.

Judging of the agricultural product was held Tuesday. There are exhibits of grains, vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts, canned fruits, vegetables and meats. Jellies, jams, pickles, relish and eggs are other items that will be judged.

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