Candidates Vie for Meigs County Fair Royalty Crowns
The Meigs County Junior Fair Royalty candidates have been released for the 2021 fair. The applicants for Queen in no particular order.
Valerie Hamm, 18, of Racine, is a sophomore at Marshall University. She is a 14 year member of the Hands, Hooves, and Heart 4-H club where she has held numerous offices. She is a member of the Marshall University National Society of Leadership and Success, and a member of the EDGE Mentoring Program. She was an officer for the Racine Southern FFA and a member of the Southern Band, before transferring to Meigs High School Technical program for STNA, and phlebotomy. She was also a member of the Meigs Marching Band. Some of her hobbies include baking, cooking, reading and hanging out with her dog. Valerie’s parents are Chris and Anita Hamm.
Shelbe Cochran, 17, of Pomeroy, is a Senior at Meigs High School. Shelbe is a three year member of the FFA where she is Vice President. She is an eight year member of the Rough Riders 4-H Club and has held numerous offices with the club. She is also a member of the Junior Fair Board. Shelbe plans to get her bachelor’s of science degree at Ohio University myo-manipulative equine massage therapy. Her hobbies include participating in horse shows and rodeos. Shelbe is the daughter of Jennifer Will.
Olivia Harris, 17, of Long Bottom, is a Senior at Eastern High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and the Archery club. Olivia is a member of the Meigs Creek 4-H club where she is vice president. She is also the treasurer of the Junior Fair Board. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, camping and spending time with family and friends. Olivia’s parents are Don and Michelle Harris.
Jacob Spencer, 17, of Racine, is a Junior at Eastern High School where he participates in varsity basketball, golf, and track. He is a member of Meigs Creek 4-H club, and a member of the Junior Fair Board. Jacob owns his own photography and woodworking business. Jacob’s hobbies include Jiu Jitsu, going on missionary trips, and traveling with family and friends. Jacob’s parents are Kimberly and Jared Spencer.
Livestock Princess Candidate
Lizzie Parry, 14, of Coolville, is an eighth grader at Meigs Middle School. She is also a two year member of the Next Generation 4-H club where she has held the offices of health and safety and president. Her Hobbies include raising sheep on her families farm, and being a Junior Firefighter on the Tuppers Plains Fire Department. She is also a member of the junior fair board. Lizzie’s parents are Matthew and Meghan Parry.
Livestock Prince Candidates
Jacob Fitch, 11, of Coolville, is a sixth grader at Meigs Middle School. He is a third year member of the Next Generation 4-H club where he has served as vice president. His hobbies include riding four wheelers, riding his bike, learning to sew, Ninja gymnastics and working on his farm. Jacob is a junior member of the Tuppers Plains Fire Department. Jacob’s parents are Nicholas and Ashley Fitch.
Hunter Parry, 11, of Coolville, is a sixth grader at Meigs Middle School. He is a third year member of the Next Generation 4-H club where he is the treasurer. Hunter’s hobbies include raising sheep on his families farm. He enjoyes training with the Tuppers Plains Fire Department where he plans to join as a junior when he reaches the age requirement. Hunter’s parents are Matthew and Meghan Parry.
The royalty crowing will be on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the Grandstand following the Junior Fair
Parade which is to start at 7:30 p.m. Also after the parade, the fair board will be hold opening ceremonies, the crowing of the Meigs County Little Miss and Mister will also take place after the opening ceremonies.