CADIZ - Kayla Fogle, 18, a member of the Country Friends 4-H Club, was named the 2012 Harrison County Junior Fair queen at Junior Fair ceremonies held Monday night.
The county fair continues through Saturday at the fairgrounds.
A graduate of Harrison Central and the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School criminal justice program, she plans to study at Eastern Gateway Community College in the fall.
ROYALTY — The Harrison County Junior Fair royalty were named at the Junior Fair Night ceremonies on Monday. Chosen were, from left, McKenna Mizer, princess; Kayla Fogle, fair queen; Dylan Warner, king; and Cole Ferguson, prince. Members of the queen’s court were Callie Eberhart and Amber Cline. - Esther McCoy
She is in her final year of 4-H, serving as a member for 11 years.
Dylan Warner, 17, was named king. He is a 12-year member of the New Rumley 4-H Club. He raised a market turkey this year and has been a four-time reserve champion turkey winner. He has been an Ohio State Fair nominee with still projects as well. He plans to attend a four-year college and major in music and linguistics.
McKenna Mizer, 10, will reign as the junior fair princess. As a five-year member of the Cadiz Ranchers 4-H Club, she took "sewing for fun" as a still project and was named to attend state competition, as well as a harness goat as a livestock project.
Cole Ferguson, 10, a member of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club, took the woodworking project called "making the cut" and will be attending state fair competition. He has been in state competition twice before. He is taking a market hog as a livestock project, too.
Callie Eberhart, 17, an eight-year member of the New Rumley 4-H Club and member of the Harrison FFA, will serve on the royal court. She is president of the Junior Fair board and FFA and is raising market broilers as a poultry project. She is a senior at Harrison Central High School.
Amber Cline, 16, an 11-year member of the Country Friends 4-H Club, is a Star Greehand and Star Chapter Farmer in the Harrison FFA. She is a member of the Ohio Valley Spirit softball team, received a leadership award and will be a 2014 Harrison Central graduate.
The fair royalty will be manning the different animal shows and the livestock auction throughout the week.
A swine showmanship show is set for 5 p.m. today, with the swine market show at 7 p.m.
Events Wednesday include the junior fair poultry show at 9 a.m.; junior fair beef show, 10 a.m.; junior fair steer show, 7 p.m.; and the Fourth of July Spectacular at 9 p.m. this will be a "win it in less than a minute" project with two team members trying to beat the clock. The divisions will be the Cloverbuds, 5-to-7-years old; juniors, 8-to-11-years-old; intermediate, 12-to-14-years-old; seniors, 15-to-19-years-old; and adults. Sign up is needed by 7 p.m.
The senior fair board has been working to bring the 165th fair about for many months. Don Jones is president. Other officers are Chris Kellar, vice president; Tina Jones, secretary; Jayne Wallace, treasurer; Steve Birney, outside concessions manager; Devanie Gladman, inside concessions; and Ryan Marker, junior fair manager.
The Lil' Hustlers group garden tractor pull will be held at 4 p.m. today, with weigh-in at 3 p.m. at the stadium area. It begins with a kid's class, 950-to-1,000-pound tractor. The weights for adults contestants continue on up to between 1,150 and 1,200 pounds in stock and modified classes. Entrants must purchase a Lil' Hustlers Club membership to participate and the entry fee is $5 per class.
Also, the Chameleon will be performing at the midway tent at 7:30 p.m. today, and a carload will cost $10 until 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to organizers.
There will be voting on the scarecrow entries from 10 a.m. to the close on Wednesday and hay and forage judging at noon. Also, Clayton, Neal and Tanner Yourko will be performing at the midway tent at 1:30 p.m.
Other events Wednesday are the auction of baked and canned goods at 5 p.m., with Steve Birney starting the sale as auctioneer; the Buckeye Horse Pullers Association pull, 7 p.m.; and a talent showcase, 7:30 p.m., midway tent.
Calliope Productions of New Matamoras will provide amusement rides. The hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be mechanical bulls in the midway tent on Friday and Saturday.