TROY — The Miami County Fair King and Queen contest will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Lundgard Building on the north end of the fairgrounds.
The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. Selection of a fair prince and princess also will be part of the contest.
Preliminary interviews were held July 12. All contestants will be announced at the contest. Four boys and eight girls are vying for the king/queen crowns. Three boys and eight girls are vying for the prince/princess crowns. The emcee for the event will be Dee Mahan, past executive director for Family Connection of Miami County.
The king candidates are: Justin Furrow, son of Harold and Amber Furrow, sponsored by Elizabeth Livestock 4-H Club; Justin Parke, son of Brian and Shon Parke, sponsored by Premier Livestock 4-H Club; Philip Persinger, son of Angie Freeman, sponsored by Farrow to Finish 4-H Club; and Corey Shiltz, son of Steve and Jennifer Shiltz, sponsored by Concord Odds and Ends 4-H Club.
The queen candidates are: Emma Eichenauer, daughter of Rob and Susan Eichenaur, sponsored by Milton-Union Footprints 4-H Club; Reagan Fonner, daughter of Flavia Fonner, sponsored by Hare Raisers 4-H Club; Amy Hahn, daughter of David and Wylena Hahn, sponsored by Farrow to Finish 4-H Club; Krissy Parke, daughter of Brian and Shon Parke, sponsored by Premier Livestock 4-H Club; Kristina Romie, daughter of Brian and Wanda Romie, sponsored by Stitchin’ Sisters and Buildin’ Brothers 4-H Club; Lori Romie, daughter of Brian and Wanda Romie, sponsored by Ears to Tails 4-H Club; Kaitlyn Thompson, daughter of Dave and Tammy Thompson, sponsored by Union Township Meat Producers 4-H Club; and Megan Troy, daughter of Andrew and Nicole Troy, sponsored by Concord Odds and Ends 4-H Club.
The prince and princess candidates are: Tyler Quinn, son of Leo and Kristin Quinn, sponsored by Ham and Lamb 4-H Club; Dalton Schreadley, son of Michele Pax and Timothy Schreadley, sponsored by Concord Odds and Ends 4-H Club; Clark Wintrow, son of Chris and Deanna Wintrow, sponsored by Farrow to Finish 4-H Club; Alexa Deaton, daughter of Jason and Michelle Deaton, sponsored by Lostcreek Cloth and Clover 4-H Club; Katelyn Hall, daughter of Sean and Elizabeth Hall, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Piqua/Covington Unit; Sienna Mader, daughter of Steve and Heather Mader, sponsored by United 4-H Teens; Madison Maxson, daughter of Tom and Lisa Maxson, sponsored by Ham and Lamb 4-H Club; Cora Moore, daughter of Ryan and Heather Moore, sponsored by Farrow to Finish 4-H Club; Kaylynn Murawski, daughter of Rich and Faith Murawski, sponsored by Concord Odds and Ends 4-H Club; Jenna Taylor, daughter of Andy and Erin Taylor, sponsored by Elizabeth Livestock 4-H Club; and Johanna Welborn, daughter of Brent and Amy Welborn, sponsored by Premier Livestock 4-H Club.
The newly crowned king and queen, along with the prince and princess, will reign over the fair and will assist with presenting awards to participants from the numerous shows and events that take place throughout the week. The king and queen will also represent the Miami County Fair at high profile events and parades throughout the year.
The 2014 Miami County Fair will be Aug. 8-14.