The Super Saturday of banquets kicked off with the dairy banquet held Saturday Afternoon. The Highlight of any banquet is the crowning of the commodity’s queen. Before retiring her crown, the outgoing princess Meadow Cromer said that her time as princess helped her to speak in public and communicate with the public about her industry. She then crowned her successor, Kenton Freshman Laney Harpel. Harpel has raised and shown dairy cattle at the county fair for a number of years. Harpel hopes assist at the fair with the exhibators of her department.
Senior Meadow Cromer was awarded the Dairy Service Unit Scholarship. Cromer is set to attend the University of Findlay in the Fall to major in animal science and business management to come back to her family’s dairy and run her own creamery.
Later in the day the fourth annual Horse Banquet was held. Winning their scholarship was Layne Taylor, who is set to study Marketing at Ohio University. Sporting their new cowboy hat crowns are Princess Taylor Arthur, Prince Kaden Quinn, Queen Karlee Hooker, and King Tanner Cole.
Both the King and Queen are active in showing in speed and pleasure classes at the fair. The royal duo said that they are both aiming to promote a sense of unity among the county’s horse industry and promote cooperation as well as support other exhibitors.