Monday, August 10, 2009

Fair Queens

My baby sister was crowned the Woodbury County Fair Queen this past week at our county fair. I was very proud of her, especially since I was the 2002 Woodbury County Fair Queen. So long ago!!

Here is a great article from the local paper about it (check out the sweet nod to me!):

Classmates earn royalty honors at Woodbury Fair

By Tim Gallagher | Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2009 MOVILLE, Iowa -- Two Woodbury Central High School juniors were crowned king and queen Wednesday at the Woodbury County Fair in Moville.

Dylan Bechen, son of Steve and Amy Bechen of rural Moville, earned the king accolade while his classmate, Denise Rumohr, daughter of Dennis and Julie Rumohr of rural Moville, won the queen's crown.

Rumohr is the second Woodbury County Fair queen in her family as her sister Rose won the title seven years ago. Rose's trophy stands in the Rumohr home amid an assortment of trophies family members have earned for showing hogs, competing in tractor pulls and wrestling.

They'll make room for the 2009 hardware.

Rumohr is active as a cheerleader at Woodbury Central. She also takes part in student council, band, choir and drill team. She's a member of the Arlington Future Farmers' 4-H Club.

That's the same club in which Bechen participates. He's a member of the Wildcat football, baseball and basketball teams. He's a member of the school band, the quiz bowl team and has participated in drama.

Both will receive $1,000 scholarships.

During the question-and-answer session, Rumohr fielded a query about her favorite county fair activity. She said she enjoys Share the Fun most because it allows her the chance to perform and spread some fun.

Bechen was asked to name a role model. "I'd say it's my dad because he's given me a great work ethic," he said.

That work ethic is being tested this week. Bechen will show hogs this morning, sheep this afternoon and then dash to football camp before returning to the fair for his duties as king.

Rumohr, for her part, will also show hogs this morning before handing out trophies as the new queen.

Other award winners named at the coronation:

Andrea Bernard of Correctionville was first princess and miss congeniality. Jessica Koenig of Sloan was second princess. Other members of the queen's court are Lauren Eckert of Sioux City, Megan Logan of Sioux City, Avery Nepper of Oto, Shelby Perez of Moville and Kayla Sands of Moville.

Tony Hansen of Hornick was named first prince, while Mark Nelson of Moville secured the second prince honor. Moville's Alex Ralson was named Mr. personality. Other members of the king's court include Matt Lord of Sioux City and Ethan Todd of Cushing.
Here is the article

I was also able to make it home for a couple days to see her in action.

Here she is handing out samples during a beef cookoff:

And here she is auctioning off her pie at the pie auction:

Mom was pretty worried that dad would have to buy it, but luckily the fair board bought it for $400. When I was the fair queen, the store manager at the HyVee I worked at bought my pie...and for quite a bit of money I think! That was very nice of him, considering I quit like the next week to go back to ISU.

Also at the fair were these geese:

I am totally getting them to come to our baby's 1st birthday party October 2010!

And just so you are not is my photo of when I was fair queen back in the olden days!

Taken on my mom's brand spanking new 1st ever digital camera! How's that for a flash back??

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  1. wow- your family has royal lineage now. = )

    Those geese are freaking adorable.


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