POMEROY — Cloudy weather threatened rain, but not a drop poured on the race track Sunday during the Meigs County Junior Fair Parade and opening ceremonies.
Following the ceremonies, the 2013 Meigs County Junior Fair Queen Sarah Lawrence gave a speech about her experience over the past year, and helped to crown each of the winning candidates.
Steven Fitzgerald was crowned first as Livestock Prince. He is from Long Bottom and is the son of Shawn and Kimberlee Fitzgerald. He has been a member of 4-Fun 4-H Club for five years and attends Eastern Elementary School. He is exhibiting poultry at the Meigs County Fair this year. His hobbies/activities include baseball, football, basketball, 4-H, hunting, fishing, camping, Boy Scouts and taking care of his chickens.
Gabrielle Beeler was crowned as Livestock Princess. She is from Long Bottom and is the daughter of Brian and Mischelle Beeler. She has been a member of Bleedin’ Green 4-H Club for seven years and attends Eastern Elementary School. Gabrielle is president of her 4-H club and will be showing market and breeding rabbits this year at the Meigs County Fair. Her hobbies/activities include cheerleading, shopping, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy, and playing with her rabbits. Gabrielle has enjoyed representing Meigs County as the 2013 Meigs County Fair Rabbit Princess.
Lastly, Shawnella Patterson was crowned 2014 Meigs County Fair queen. She is from Rutland and is the daughter of Raymond and Lori Patterson. She is a member of the Redneck 4-H club. Patterson has been involved in 4-H for 13 years and is currently her club’s president. Shawnella attends Ohio University. Her hobbies/activities include running, playing piano, drawing and painting. She is a member of Middleport Church of Christ.
The three events Sunday evening helped open up the rest of the fair, which will run through Saturday, Aug. 16.