Fair names king, queen contendersPublished 10:27pm Monday, August 2, 2010
A fair wouldn’t be a fair without a king and queen to reign over the week’s festivities, and this year’s contest promises to be entertaining.
The 65th annual Berrien County Youth Fair will hold the King and Queen Contest on Sunday, Aug. 15 in the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand and gate admission is free.
Contestants are Caitlin McCalebb, Amy Birk, Cody Sposato, Josh Kirby, John Wunderlich, Alexandra Soos and Amanda Tober, Kaitlyn Dent-Dalton, Lindsay Warner, Dana DelMuro, Jessica Zeiger, Alexandra Walsh and Mikayla Romeo.
The 2010 fair theme “A Treasure Chest of the County’s Best” will be used as a break-drop for the 10 young ladies and three gentlemen competing for the title of king and queen of the 2010 Berrien County Youth Fair. Audience members will be entertained by the contestants who will perform to a short dance routine to “Weigh Anchor,” in which they will dress and dance like pirates.
The contestants will have had short one-on-one interviews with the judges prior to the contest night, but on Sunday evening they will have an opportunity to have a short group interview by this year’s mistress of ceremonies, Brenda Layne, on stage.
In addition, audience members will be treated to a performance by the 2010 king and queen, Elizabeth Hein, of Galien and Colin Klug, of Eau Claire, along with local fair children who will do a routine to “You Are a Pirate” as the judges make their final decision of who will reign over the week of the fair.
The BCYF royalty are busy with appearances with the fair week schedule, in between showing their exhibits and animals. Other duties include participating in parades, appearances at annual fair activities such as the BCYF annual meeting, fish fry and volunteer Pancake breakfast. Contestants win prizes such as educational scholarships, jewelry, banners and trophies.
This year’s education scholarship will be sponsored by Matt and Laura Kulis, of Galien; Carol and the late Bob Sonnenberg, of Sawyer; the children and grandchild of Doris and Bob Letcher, of Buchanan; the Doug Wise family, of Niles; Heidi Hermann-Merchant, of St. Joseph; NeMar Farms, of Niles; and Brenda Layne.