ROCKSPRINGS — The 2017 Meigs County Fair will kick off on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with the Junior Fair Parade and the crowning of the 2017 Fair Royalty.
Two young ladies will be vying for the title of 2017 Meigs County Fair Queen — Katelin Ferguson and Michaela Holter.
Katelin Ferguson is the daughter of Jenny Jasielum of Pomeroy, Ohio. She is a member of the Backyard Critters 4-H Club for the past three years and is currently the president. Katelin is also a member of Girl Scouts and Junior Fair Board. She will be in the 11th grade at Meigs High School this fall. Her hobbies include playing the ukulele, guitar, singing, art and baking. Her projects this year include cake decorating and market rabbits.
Michaela Holter is the daughter of Michael and Bobbie Holter of Racine. She is a member of Racine-Southern FFA for four years, is the president of her FFA chapter and is an active member of the Junior Fair Board. Michaela is also a member of Community of Christ Church. Her hobbies include working at her family’s farm and their produce stand. Her projects this year are market hogs and wood working projects.
There are no candidates for king this year.
Running for Livestock Prince are two young men, while five young ladies are vying for Livestock Princess.
Cooper Schagel is the son of James and Carrie Schagel of Reedsville. He has been a member of Cowboy Boots and Country Roots 4-H group for four years and is currently the president. He will be in the 8th grade in the fall and is a home-school student. Cooper is an active congregant of Mt. Hermon United Brethren Church, belongs to the Classical Conversations (A homeschool group in Albany) and is a First Class Boy Scout. His activities include photography, helping to raise a puppy for Canine Companions for Independence, soccer, helping with audio/visual equipment at church, and small film making. His project this year in 4-H are market chickens, controlling the image (photography) and am I ready for work (leadership).
Dallas Krawsczyn is the son of Heather Riffle of Reedsville and Chris Krawsczyn of Pomeroy. He is a first year member of Fur and Feathers 4-H Club and is currently the vice president. He will be in the 6th grade in the fall at Eastern Middle School. His hobbies are reading, farming, video games, four-wheeler riding and playing with his three younger siblings. His projects this year in 4-H are science fun with kitchen chemistry, rockets away and electricity level one.
Running for Livestock Princess are Roseanna Butcher, Kastle Hall, Rachel Jackson, Melinda Lawson, and Raeann Schagel.
Roseanna Butcher is the daughter of Anna and Derrick Day of Harrisonville. She is a member of Heavenly Creatures 4-H Club for nine years and is the president of her club. She will be in the 10th grade this fall at Meigs High School. Roseanna is also a member of FFA and FCCLA. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, riding horses, animal care and cooking. Her projects this year are market poultry and market hogs.
Kastle Hall is the daughter of Kristal Hall of Langsville. She is a two-year member of the Country Pioneers 4-H Club and is currently the secretary. She will be in the 8th grade at Meigs Middle School this fall. Her hobbies include chickens, fishing, basketball and softball. Her projects this year in 4-H are market broilers, fancy poultry, intermediate fishing, scrapbooking and beginning archery.
Rachel Jackson is the daughter of Tim and Becky Jackson of Portland. She is a four-year member of Wooly Bully’s and More 4-H Club and is currently the vice president. She will be in the 8th grade at Southern Junior High this fall. Rachel is also a member of the Meigs County 4-H Food and Fashion Board as well as the Southern High School Marching Band. Her hobbies include reading, sewing raising rabbits and playing the saxophone. Her projects this year in 4-H are market lamb, breeding rabbits, cake decorating, woodworking level 4, you can quilt, get start in art, and money management.
Melinda Lawson is the daughter of Tim and Beth Lawson of Racine. She is an eight-year member of the Busy Beavers 4-H Club and the Food and Fashion Board. She will be in the 7th grade at Meigs Middle School. Melinda is also a member of the Kingdom Seekers youth group and the school band. Her hobbies include caring for her animals, sewing, painting, cake decorating, and playing the trumpet. Her projects this year in 4-h are beef breeding, commercial feeders, veterinary science, and sewing.
Raeann Schagel is the daughter of James and Carrie Schagel of Reedsville. She has been a member of Cowboy Boots and Country Roots 4-H group for four years and is currently the health 0fficer. She will be in the 6th grade in the fall and is a home-school student. Raeann is an active congregant of Mt. Hermon United Brethren Church, and belongs to the Classical Conversations (A homeschool group in Albany). Her activities include swimming, helping to raise a puppy for Canine Companions for Independence, helping with Children’s Ministry at church, bike riding, and taking care of her miscellaneous animals. Her project this year in 4-H are market chickens, you and your dog, and dog obedience.
“The 2016 Meigs County Fair Royalty have done an awesome job representing the fair for the past 12 months and will be handing over their titles to some very deserving candidates on August 13. Please join us at the 2017 Fair Parade,” stated Royalty Advisor Elizabeth Lawrence.