By Wayne Allen
The Scioto County Junior Fair Royalty Contest was held at the Southern Ohio Medical Center Friends Center on Tuesday, where the field of eight contestants was narrowed to five.
The top five contestants were Charli McClay, Kathaleen Kuhn, Rachael Slone, Audri Graf, and Chelsea Rice.
Contestants were judged in activities, achievements, on stage presence and interview skills. At the end of the Tuesday contest, a panel of out-of-county judges chose the queen and first runner-up.
Mary Evans, with the Scioto County Junior Fair Queen Committee, said once the queen and first runner-up were chosen, it was sealed in an envelope and will not be opened until the Monday, Aug. 10, crowning event at 8 p.m. during the Scioto County Fair.
“We had a good bunch of girls and we will have a good group of girls to work with,” Evans said. “They (contestants) were all 4-H members.”
Evans said 2014 Scioto County Fair Queen Holly Collett was participated in the contestant Tuesday night. Collett is the daughter of Roger and Rhonda Collett of Franklin Furnace. Collett has been involved in the Green Clovers 4-H club for the past 12 years and attended Green High School.
Evans said the top five contestants will work pre-fair activities and at the fair they will work all of the shows and take part in Cloverbud interviews along a variety of other activities.
“They are very busy during the fair time, they really work hard,” Evans said. “The work does not stop after the fair is over, she (Fair Queen) work’s right up until she turns over her crown.”
The 2015 Scioto County Fair will take place Aug. 10-15 at the Scioto County Fair Grounds.
The entertainment line-up includes Motor Cross on Monday, Aug. 10. On Tuesday, Aug. 11 will feature the Willis Clan, Wednesday, Aug. 12 will feature the Swon Brothers. Thursday, Aug. 13 will feature the annual Circus Continental and Friday, Aug. 14 the group Lone Star.
For more information about the upcoming up Scioto County Fair visit them on Facebook or visit www.sciotocountyfair.org.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 1933 or on Twitter @WayneallenPDT
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