The Logan County Fair king and queen will be crowned in a ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the entertainment tent, in an event that also features a prince and princess contest for the first time.
Kyler Klinger is the lone king candidate. Queen candidates are Ashley Wilson, Darby Thomas, Jessica Skidmore, Kassandera Knief and Lindsay Hall.
Beau Young and Maison Johnson vie for the prince title, and Isabelle Young is the lone princess candidate.
King, queen candidates
Kyler Klingler, 17, son of Donna and Steve Klingler of DeGraff, is a senior this year and attends Riverside High School and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. He plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in electrical engineering. Kyler has participated in 4-H for six years and has shown goats, hogs, steer and has competed in photography competition as well.
“I would be excited to be Logan County Fair King. This will help me to continue to be a leader,” wrote Kyler in his application essay.
Ashley Wilson, 18, daughter of Shawndel and Matthew Wilson of East Liberty, is a recent graduate of Benjamin Logan High School. She is currently a member of the Logan County 4-H Shooting Sports where she serves as the secretary, the Mix and Match 4-H Club where she serves as president, and the Willing Workers 4-H Club. This past year she placed first in Living History, muzzleloading, rifle, hunting and wildlife, pistol, genealogy and leadership projects. At the Ohio State Fair, she finished first in muzzleloading, where she was awarded Outstanding of the Day, and genealogy. She will attend Wilmington College in the fall.
“I practically live 4-H, FFA and Fair,” said Ashley in her application essay. “I am always working on something that is related to these three things, whether it is my 4-H project, my American Degree for FFA or working the livestock shows at the fair.”
Darby Thomas, 18, daughter of Rick and Keri Thomas of West Liberty, is a recent graduate of West Liberty-Salem High School. She will attend the University of Kentucky to pursue a degree in business. She is vice president of the Junior Fair Board and participates in the booth her Girl Scout troop has every year.
“If elected Logan County Fair Queen I will lead through example with responsibility, compassion, service, respect and a big smile,” said Darby in her essay.
Jessica Skidmore, 18, daughter of Chuck and Judy Skidmore of Rushsylvania, is a recent graduate of Benjamin Logan Local High School. Her ambition is to own a bakery and she will attend Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute. She was president of the BLHS FFA this past year, and is a past president of the Logan County Junior Fair Board. She has also been active in the Master Mix 4-H Club and last year won grand champion with her market lamb. Last year she also had hogs, goats, chickens and earned a top award with a sewing project.
“If I am chosen as the 2014 Fair Queen I will be proud to represent our county by visiting other counties to help promote both Logan County and the Logan County Fair,” wrote Jessica.
Kassandera Knief, 17, queen candidate and daughter of Kyle and Hillary Knief of Lewistown, 17, is a senior at Indian Lake High School and plans to attend Bluffton University to pursue a degree in musical education. She has been an active member of Willing Workers 4-H Club for the past eight years and completed sewing projects.
“I feel I would be a good representative for Logan County if elected for queen because I am responsible, dedicated, respectful, giving, and a positive role model,” said Kassandera.
Lindsey Hall, 17, daughter of Dave and Angie Hall of Bellefontaine, is a senior at Riverside Local High School. Her ambition is to become an ultrasound technician and she plans to attend The Ohio State University. Lindsey has been involved in 4-H for nine years, and has shown horses in the Logan County Fair in the past. Last year, she finished first with a welding skill board project.
“I know what it takes to make a great impact on people and I like to set high standards and leave a lasting impression on everything and everyone,” said Lindsey.
Prince, princess candidates
Beau Young, 10, son of Dan and Rebecca Young of Belle Center, is a fourth-grader at Indian Lake Elementary School. He has been active in Friendly Farming 4-Hers and will be showing hogs this year.
“I think being Logan County Fair Prince would help me learn more about animals and learn more leadership,” said Beau in his application essay. “I would like to show other people how fun 4-H is.”
Prince candidate, Maison Johnson, 10, is the son of Samuel Johnson. He is a sixth-grader at Indian Lake Middle School and has been an active participant in the Logan County Fair in the past. This year he is a member of the Cool Clovers 4-H Club.
“If I had the honor of being the Logan County Fair Prince, I would like to learn more about our fair and community by meeting new people through attending and helping with different competitions, shows and auctions,” said Maison.
Isabelle Young, 12, daughter of Dan and Rebecca Young of Belle Center, is a seventh-grader at Indian Lake Middle School. Isabelle is a member of the Friendly Farming 4-Hers, where she serves as secretary and she will be showing hogs and rabbits at the fair this year.
“I feel that being chosen for Logan County Fair Princess will help me learn more about the animals at the fair and how the judge projects,” said Isabelle.
Today's fair schedule is below. For more information, visit logancountyfair.org.
Monday, July 7
|SHINE FM DAY|
|6:30AM||Vet Check (Beef, Dairy, Hog, Goat, Sheep|
|7:15AM||All Blankets must be off sheep|
|8:00AM||Photography Judging Open Goat Obstacle Course (all Ages)|
|8:00-9:00AM||FFA/IA Projects in building|
Theater Arts Child Care International Family Life Genealogy Health Home Decoration & Designing Home Equipment Money Management
|9:00AM-12:00PM||Vegetable Gardening Vine Crops Vet Science MiscProjects (all others not listed) Engines, All Terrain Vehicles|
|9:00-11:30AM||Creative Arts JR/SR (A-L)|
|9:00AM||Quilt Judging Open|
|10:00AM-12:00PM||Born and Raised Steer Measurements|
|12:00PM||Midway Rides Open|
|12:30-3:30PM||Creative Arts JR/SR (M-Z)|
|1:00-3:00PM||4H Wood & Electronics|
|1:30PM||Needlework Judging Open|
|3:00PM||BEAR MOUNTAIN SHOW|
|5:00PM||OPENING CEREMONIES @ GRANDSTAND|
|5:00PM||SCOTT’S COMEDY MAGIC SHOW|
|6:00PM||ROYALTY CONTEST @ ENTERTAINMENT TENT|
|6:00PM||Rockets, Robotics, Airplanes, Radio Controlled Vehicles|
|6:00PM||Swine Showmanship-Pee Wee, Senior, Intermediate, Junior|
|6:00PM||BEAR MOUNTAIN SHOW|
|7:00PM||Fine Arts Judging Open|
|7:00PM||SIDEWALK PROPHETS CONCERT@ GRANDSTAND|
|8:00PM||SCOTT’S COMEDY MAGIC SHOW|