Despite high humidity, the Education Building was packed with people cheering on the Seneca County Fair royalty.
During the 58th annual ceremony, Jacob Clark and Holly Metzger were crowed king and queen, respectively.
"I didn't really expect to win, but I'm happy to be chosen," said Clark, a member of the Attica Dairy 4-H club and the Junior Fair Board.
PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
Jacob Clark was crowned king and Holly Metzger was crowned queen of the 2011 Seneca County Fair Monday.
"I think it's such a great honor to be chosen to represent the Seneca County Fair," said Metzger, a member of the New Riegel Rawhide and Woolies 4-H club and the Junior Fair Board.
The king and queen received $250 each through the George Elchert Memorial Scholarship.
Metzger also won the $1,000 Cathy Margraf 4-H Memorial Scholarship and the $250 4-H Advisory Council Scholarship.
Danielle Coleman also was a 4-H Advisory Council Scholarship recipient.
Brandon Wise, a member of the Blue Ribbon Buckeyes and Junior Leadership, was the king runner-up.
"We tried hard and had fun," he said. "We're winners anyway."
Kelsey Rine, a member of Spirit of '76 4-H club and Junior Leadership, was the queen first runner-up.
"It's a great experience," she said. "I'm looking forward to continuing with the fair."
Sprite Severs, a member of the Jolly Workers 4-H club, Junior Leadership and the Junior Fair Board, was the second runner-up for queen.
"I'm just glad we have a great court representing the Seneca County Fair," she said.
This year's royalty were chosen by Junior Fair exhibitors and Junior Fair judges. Voting took place Saturday and Sunday.
The masters of ceremony were Chance Brickner and Kourtney Jesko, the 2010 king and queen.