Created on Monday, 08 July 2013 Written by JOEL E. MAST
A year after she was named runner-up, Hannah Boy landed the crown of Logan County Fair Queen for 2013.
“This means a ton to me,” she said afterward. “Ever since I was nine, I’ve been watching the contest and watching what the queens do during the fair. It’s something I’ve wanted to do.”
Hannah is the daughter of Bill and Amy Boy of Bellefontaine. She graduated from Bellefontaine High School this year and plans to attend Taylor University in Indiana to study occupational therapy.
Ashley Wilson, a Benjamin Logan High School senior, was runner-up. She is a daughter of Shawndel and Matthew Wilson of East Liberty.
The lone king candidate, Eric Escamilla, was crowned during Sunday’s pageant ceremony. The Bellefontaine High School senior is the son of Anthony and Jane Escamilla.
Like Hannah and Ashley, he has been active in 4-H over the years.
Each candidate was interviewed prior to the fair and each gave a 60-second sales pitch promoting the fair as part of the pageant.
There was a common theme among all three — the Logan County Fair is good family fun.
Hannah noted that even though she has been coming to the fair for a decade, there is always something new she discovers.
Last year as part of the court, she helped out with the kiddie tractor pull. It was the first time she had observed the event.
“It was one of the most fun things we did,” she said, still grinning from the memory.
Representing commodities this year are: Goat Prince Mason Johnson; Pig Queen Brook Snyder; Pig Princess Raylynn Parsell; Rabbit Queen Bethany Lowery; Poultry Princess Abigail Stutzman; Poultry Queen Hannah Gross; Horse Queen Shelby Derr; and Horse Princess Peyton Derr.
This year’s judges were: Jill Gosche, the 2001 Seneca County Fair Queen; Laura Schaller, the 2004 Wood County Fair Queen; and Steven Shaner, a 12-year 4-H member in Wood County.