MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Fair King and Queen contest will again be held prior to the fair in the Duke Lundgard Building at the north end of the fairgrounds. The contest will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Selection of a fair prince and princess will also be part of the contest.
Preliminary interviews were held July 18. All contestants will be announced at the contest. Six boys and nine girls are vying for the king/queen crowns. Four boys and ten girls are vying for the Prince/Princess crowns. The emcee for the event will be Dee Mahan, trainer/coordinator for Comfort Keepers.
The king candidates are: Thomas Burkett, son of Toby and Denise Burkett, sponsored by Button Buddies 4-H Club; Brandon Newton, son of Mark and Teresa Newton, sponsored by All About Animals 4-H Club; Kyle Persinger, son of Angie Freeman, sponsored by Miami East FFA; Philip Persinger, son of Angie Freeman, sponsored by Farrow to Finish 4-H Club; Jason Shiltz, son of Stephen and Jennifer Shiltz, sponsored by Concord Odds and Ends 4-H Club; and Garrett Warner, son of Darryn and Danell Warner, sponsored by Premier Livestock 4-H Club.
The queen candidates are: Katie Bendickson, daughter of Derick and Kristin Bendickson, sponsored by Elizabeth Livestock 4-H Club; Madeline Brown, daughter of Craig and Molly Brown, sponsored by Union Township Meat Producers 4-H Club; Caitlyn Cusick, daughter of Matt and Carrie Cusick, sponsored by Stitchin’ Sisters and Buildin’ Brothers 4-H Club; Hannah Davis, daughter of Bob and Becky Bair-Davis, sponsored by Ham and Lamb 4-H Club; Brianna Ellish, daughter of Brian and Pam Ellish, sponsored by Milton Union Footprints 4-H Club; Brenna Newton, daughter of Mark and Teresa Newton, sponsored by All About Animals 4-H Club; Cheyenne Parke, daughter of Brian and Shon Parke, sponsored by Premier Livestock 4-H Club; Kristina Romie, daughter of Brian and Wanda Romie, sponsored by Ears to Tails 4-H Club; and Kacie Tackett, daughter of Jane Jess and Charles Tackett, sponsored by Newton Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.
The prince and princess candidates are: Drake Burkett, son of Toby and Denise Burkett, sponsored by Button Buddies 4-H Club; Logan Butts, son of Jeremy and Heidi Butts, sponsored by Concord Odds and Ends 4-H Club; Evan Maxson, son of Tom and Lisa Maxson, sponsored by Ham and Lamb 4-H Club; Gavin Miller, son of Robert andValerie Miller, sponsored by United 4-H Teens Club; Alexa Deaton, daughter of Jason and Michelle Deaton, sponsored by Lostcreek Cloth and Clover 4-H Club; Isabel Eichhorn, daughter of Russel and Rebecca Eichhorn, sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 34192; Katelyn Hall, daughter of Sean and Elizabeth Hall, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Piqua/Covington Unit; Addyson Lange, daughter of Michael and Melissa Lange, sponsored by Just For Fun 4-H Club; Kennedy Parshall, daughter of Michael and Hannah Parshall, sponsored by United 4-H Teens Club; Eden Picker, daughter of Ben and Rebecca Picker, sponsored by Button Buddies 4-H Club; Mazelle Reck, daughter of Alex and Renee Reck, sponsored by Premier Livestock 4-H Club; Riley Shaw; daughter of Andy and Megan Shaw, sponsored by A Bunch of Hair 4-H Club; Erika Shellabarger, daughter of Michael and Barbra Shellabarger, sponsored by Newton Blue Ribbon 4-H Club; and Jenna Taylor, daughter of Andy and Erin Taylor, sponsored by Elizabeth Livestock 4-H Club.
The newly crowned king and queen, along with the prince and princess, will reign over the fair and will assist with presenting awards to participants from the numerous shows and events that take place throughout the week. The king and queen will also represent the Miami County Fair at high profile events and parades throughout the year.
This event will kick off the 2015 Miami County Fair, to be held Aug. 14-20.