BUCYRUS – Royalty was crowned on the first day of the Crawford County Fair.
Hannah Feldman, 17, was crowned Junior Fair Queen 2021 and Daniel Kurek, 17, was crowned Junior Fair King.
Feldman, a 10-year 4-H veteran in Crawford County, said her family had a fair amount of kingship experience. She was Fair Queen’s second accompanist in 2020.
“My brother was the king before me and I was also the beautiful princess a while back,” said Feldman, member of Lykens County Crew 4-H and Wynford FFA. “It’s always been something I’ve always wanted to do. I love to travel and see all the little girls. It brightens my week. It’s just a great way to start my week.
Feldman had an encouraging word for his young 4-H counterparts.
“Never give up,” Feldman said. “I was the second chaperone last year and came back this year because I really knew I wanted to be on the queen’s court and here I am with the big title, so proud of myself. Work with your animals every day. You don’t have to live on a farm and live in the countryside to be in 4-H. There are so many other ways.
“There is an alpaca club where you rent the animal. You can do a Department 1 project, ”she added. “Overall 4-H is such a great program and I hope everyone can participate at some point. “
Feldman said she would show goats on Wednesday and pigs on Thursday.
“It’s going to be a good week just this year – I can already feel it,” Feldman said. “I am proud of my animals this year. They worked really well. I worked harder than ever.
Kurek has been involved in 4-H for 12 years and is a member of the Lykens Champions 4-H Club. He is in his third year as a junior member of the fair’s board of directors.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” Kurek said. “There are so many great people here. We have a great community and it is truly an honor to represent them here at this fair and other fairs across the state. … In life you have to take time for the important things and that really means a lot to me. I plan to work really hard here this week for the people here.
Kurek said his message to young 4-H exponents is to “stay true to 4-H and keep working hard.”
“It’s a wonderful program,” said Kurek, who indicated he intended to enlist in the US Air Force. “It will expose you to a lot of things and teach you a lot of life lessons that are really important and will be with you on your journey through life.”
As a member of the board of directors for the junior show, Kurek said he will be working on several shows this week and will help some of the younger exhibitors.
“My favorite thing to do here is just being in the office and helping people,” Kurek said. “Whether they need people to run ribbons to the arena or whether there are too many people at the counter. As recently as this morning, I was stacking watermelons for the watermelon tasting contest.
Corin Feik, 17, is the Queen’s first attendant. She has been involved in 4-H for nine years and is a member of the Liberty Leaders 4-H Club.
Nolan McKibben, 17, is the king’s first attendant. He is a member of the Dairy Maids and Gents 4-H Club and is the treasurer of the Junior Fair Board.
14-year-old Linnea Gerlach has been crowned Junior Fair Princess. She is a member of the 4-H Mount Zion Buckeyes Club.
Allie Tieben, 15, is Princess First Attendant. She is a member of the Dairy Maids and Gents 4-H Club and has participated in 4-H for nine years.
The crowned royalty on Monday will represent the Crawford County Fair in the coming year at various fairs and festivals across Ohio.
The Crawford County Fair runs through Saturday. To view the daily schedule, visit crawfordcofair.com.
Hannah Feldman, right, is the Queen of the Crawford County Junior Fair 2021. She was crowned in the ceremony on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Youth Pavilion. Corin Feik, left, is the Queen’s first attendant for 2021.
Daniel Kurek, right, was crowned King of Crawford County Junior 2021 in a ceremony held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at the Youth Building. Nolan McKibben, left, is the King’s first attendant for 2021.
Linnea Gerlach, right, is Princess of the Crawford County Junior Fair 2021 and Allie Tieben, left, is Princess First Attendant. They were crowned at a ceremony held on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Youth Pavilion.
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