PREBLE COUNTY — The 2015 Preble County Junior Fair Royalty will be chosen on Saturday, June 20, as preparations for this year’s fair continue.
The contest will take place in the auditorium of Preble Shawnee High School, at 7 p.m. According to organizers, personal interviews will take place earlier in the day.
“Again this year, we will have a representative for each species and new this year will be a representative for the Clothing and Textiles, Nutrition and Foods, and the Arts, with the addition of the Nutrition, Textiles and Arts Queen,” Kim Fields said in a press release.
The 2014 Queen Allie Unger and King Mathias Marshall will emcee the contest, according to Fields.
All positions are open to both male and females who have a project entered in the fair through 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Camp Fire Girls, Boys and Girls Clubs or Girl Scouts.
Candidates for King and Queen this year include:
Heather Brooks, 18, Eldorado, representing Monroe Better Livestock 4-H Club. Heather is the daughter of Tonya Clark and Gary Brooks. Heather is also running for Pork Queen.
Gabrielle Cooper, 17, West Alexandria, representing Spic N Span Pots N Pans 4-H Club. Gabrielle is the daughter of Aaron and Kelly Cooper. Gabrielle is also running for Rabbit Queen.
Clayton Cruze, 16, Eaton, representing Somers Super Beef 4-H Club. Clayton is the son of Angie and Chris Cruze.
Hayley Flory, 17, Eaton, representing Horses R Us 4-H Club. Hayley is the daughter of Randy and Heidi Flory. Hayley is also running for Pork Queen.
Stephen Garrett, 17, West Alexandria, representing Preble Lambs Unlimited and Preble County Dairy Goats 4-H Club. Stephen is the son of Ed and Stephanie Garrett.
Alison Grimes, 18, Eldorado, representing the National Trail FFA. Alison is the daughter of Karlynda Stiver and Adam Grimes.
Suzanne Kimball, 17, Eaton, representing the National Trail FFA and Monroe Better Livestock 4-H Club. Suzanne is the daughter of Tammy and John Kimball.
Catie Millhouse, 16, Anna, representing the 4-H Syndicate 4-H Club. Catie is the daughter of Richard and Christy Millhouse. Catie is also running for Nutrition, Textiles and Arts Queen.
Hunter Owens, 17, Lewisburg, representing Bouncing Bunnies 4-H Club. Hunter is the son of Aaron and Amy Owens.
Savannah Reece, 18, New Paris, representing the National Trail FFA. Savannah is the daughter of Andi Roberts and Ralph Reece.
Aubrey Stevenson, 17, Eaton, representing the Eaton FFA and Preble County Livestock 4-H Club. Aubrey is the daughter of Scott and Ami Stevenson. Aubrey is also running for Pork Queen.
Candidates for livestock/non-livestock royalty include:
Shelby Abrams, 12, Middletown, representing Blazin’ Saddles 4-H Club for Horse Princess. Shelby is the daughter of Heather and Ronnie Abrams.
Audrey Chesney, 15, West Alexandria, representing Spic N Span Pots N Pans 4-H Club for Poultry Queen. Audrey is the daughter of Wendy Chesney.
Brooke Dalton, 12, Camden, representing Camden Saddle Pals for Horse Princess. Brooke is the daughter of Brad and Amy Dalton.
Faith Estep, 13, Lewisburg, representing Lewisburg Blue Ribbon 4-H Sheep Club for Lamb/Wool Queen. Faith is the daughter of Sheri and Rick Estep.
Rachel Farler, 15, Middletown, representing Poultry Pride & Livestock 4-H Club for Rabbit Queen. Rachel is the daughter of Donna and Todd Farler.
Chyann Kendel, Eaton, 14, representing Spic N Span Pots N Pans 4-H Club for Rabbit Queen. Chyann is the daughter of Chuck and Tere Kendel.
Alexis McCain, 14, Camden, representing Preble County Livestock 4-H Club for Goat Queen. Alexis is the daughter of Mark and Karen McCain.
Jessica North, 15, Lewisburg, representing Farm N Fun 4-H Club for Rabbit Queen. Jessica is the daughter of Mark North and Sarah Bresher.
Taylor Nuse, 16, Lewisburg, representing Preble Lamb Unlimited 4-H Club for Lamb/Wool Queen. Taylor is the daughter of Christopher Nuse.
Alisha Rader, 14, Eaton, representing Allstar Livestock 4-H Club for Lamb/Wool Queen. Alisha is the daughter of Kenny and Rebecca Rader.
Cierra Rinehart, 17, New Paris, representing Lewisburg Country Kickers 4-H Club for Horse Queen. Cierra is the daughter of Chad and Rhonda Rinehart and Billi and Matt Buker.
Delaney Shively, 13, Lewisburg, representing Lewisburg Blue Ribbon 4-H Club for Lamb/Wool Queen and Beef Queen. Delaney is the daughter of Chad and Shannen Shively.
Kayla Stiver, 17, West Alexandria, representing Horses R Us 4-H Club for Horse Queen. Kayla is the daughter of Kelly and Julie Stiver.
Erin Tebbe, 14, West Alexandria, representing Cottontail Express 4-H Club for Rabbit Queen. Erin is the daughter of Bryan and Shelly Tebbe.
Emma Tobias, 15, Eaton, representing Tailwaggers 4-H Club for Canine Queen. Emma is the daughter of Trish and Joe Tobias.
Tristen Withrow, 18, Camden, representing Tailwaggers 4-H Club for Canine Queen. Tristen is the daughter of Scott and Denise Withrow.
The Junior Fair King and Queen Committee thanks the Preble County Pork Festival Board and the Preble County Horse Advisors for their donations to the contest.
“We would also like to congratulate Pat Taylor and thank him for donating the portrait of the King and Queen for the last 34 years,” Fields said. “And we welcome and thank Kimberly Nichole Photography of Eaton for donating the 2015 King and Queen portrait.”