The 60th annual Seneca County Junior Fair king and queen were crowned Monday and both members had 10 years of service in their clubs.
Sarah Faber, a 2013 graduate of New Riegel High School, has served 10 years with New Riegel Rawhide Woolies and has served as president. Faber was the first runner-up in the contest last year. Faber is the daughter of Jim and Elaine Faber.
"It means a lot getting queen this year," Faber said. "I was shocked. I didn't think I would get it."
PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
The 2013 Seneca County Junior Fair King Michael Lasky and Queen Sarah Faber.
Faber said she grew up at the fair and her experience in 4-H has prepared her as a speaker and leader. She also is a graduate of Sentinel Career and Technology Center in the cosmetology program. She hopes to one day open her own salon.
"I hope to be a good role model and encourage younger members and to help them with their projects," Faber said.
Crowned as fair king was Michael Lasky, a 2013 graduate of Mohawk High School. Lasky is a 10-year member of the Eden Dairy club. He also has been a Boy Scout and a member of student council at Mohawk.
"This is a great accomplishment," Lasky said. "For the fair, we are good picture of what the fair represents."
Lasky is the son of Tom and Kathy Lasky. He plans to attend the University of Toledo in the fall to study mechanical engineering.
The king and queen each received $250 from the George and Cecilia Elchert Memorial Scholarship.
The first runner-ups for fair king and queen were Bridgett Stallard and Kyle Thom.
Thom is the son of Steve and Christine Thom. Thom attends Columbian High school and has been a member of Tiffin Sentinel FFA for five years and a Junior Fair Board member for two years.
Even though he wasn't crowned fair king, Thom said he is still able to travel with the court to all of the events they are invited to attend.
Stallard has been a member of Eden Jr. Hoppers for six years and is a student at Mohawk High School. She serves as president of her 4-H club and has helped in showmanship clinics.
"I am able to help with the queen at festivals and parades," Stallard said. "It is a great opportunity and I get to represent my fair."
Stallard said she has received her cosmetology license from the Sentinel program. Stallard is the daughter of Darin Stallard and Dennisa Parrott.