CADIZ - The county fair season is approaching, and the Harrison County Junior Fair Board has chosen its 2013 prince and princess and king already, with a queen to be determined on Junior Fair Night on July 1.
This year's fair will be held July 2-6 at the fairgrounds.
The coronation will be held on the stage where the 4-H members who have labored over still projects for months will receive their ribbons and awards first.
CANDIDATES — Two young ladies are in contention for the title of Harrison County Junior Fair queen and one will be crowned at the junior fair ceremonies to be held July 1. Corey Chrisman, New Rumley 4-H Club and the Dusty Boots 4-H Club member, is the king. Callie Eberhart, left, is a New Rumley 4-H Club and Harrison Central FFA member, and Emily Shuss is a Silver Spurs 4-H Club member. - Esther McCoy
Queen candidates are:
Callie Eberhart, 17, a member of the New Rumley 4-H Club and Harrison Central FFA and a graduate of Harrison Central High School who plans to attend Wilmington College to major in agriculture education. She has taken many livestock projects in her 10 years of 4-H and received outstanding project knowledge awards. Eberhart said she is taking part in the queen selection process in memory of her friend, John Smith, who was killed in an automobile accident on June 9.
Emily Shuss, 17, a member of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club and a graduate of Conotton Valley High School through a home-school program and the Buckeye Career Center where she earned a certificate as a phlebotomist. She has been in 4-H for 11 years and took animal, laundry, Ohio bird and beef breeding projects. She plans to continue with the beef breeding program after her 4-H years, as she wants to provide calves for 4-H members taking livestock projects.
Corey Chrisman, 18, a New Rumley and Dusty Boots 4-H member, is this year's king. He graduated from the Buckeye Career Center in equine and natural resources. He plans to attend ATI in horse production to become a horse trainer. He has taken horse projects and market animals during his 10 years in 4-H.
Holly Eberhart, 10, daughter of Rebecca Eberhart of Adena, is this year's fair princess candidate. She is a second year member of the Shamrock 4-H Club.
Seth Ferguson, 10, son of Chad and Michelle Ferguson, a Silver Spurs 4-H Club member, wants to keep up the royalty tradition in the family as his dad, Chad, was the county fair prince in earlier days.
The 2012 fair queen was Kayla Fogle of Country Friends 4-H; Dylan Warner, New Rumley 4-H Club, king; McKenna Mizer, Cadiz Ranchers 4-H, princess; and Cole Ferguson, Silver Spurs 4-H, prince.
This will be the 166th county fair in Harrison County.