Opening day ceremonies followed by the Fair King and Queen contests kicked off the 2012 Logan County Fair Sunday evening. Fairgoers were welcomed by the National Anthem and other patriotic songs during opening day ceremonies at the grandstand.
Fair Board President Skip Jackson served as Master of Ceremonies. Korean War veterans were recognized and celebrated as part of the ceremony.
Following opening day ceremonies, the crowd migrated to the Entertainment Tent to watch the Jr. Fair King and Queen Contest (contestants pictured left). Amanda Frasure of Bellefontaine was crowned Logan County Fair Queen by former 2011 Queen Tawnie Elkins. Frasure attends Benjamin Logan High School.
Listen to Frasure talk about winning Fair Queen
Runner-up in the Queen contest went to Hannah Boy of Bellefontaine. Boy is a home-school student as well as a Bellefontaine High School student.
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Watch Boy's and Frasure's names announced as Runner-up and Queen
Kwinton Mansfield of Lewistown took the title of Logan County Fair King as the sole contestant in the contest. Mansfield was crowned by former 2011 King Joseph Ollhoff.
Listen to Mansfield discuss what's ahead for him this week
Other contestants in the Queen contest included Morgan Robison (DeGraff), Trista Hemlinger (Huntsville), Kendall Pemberton (Bellefontaine), Sabreena Escamilla (Bellefontaine) and Victoria Franks (Huntsville).
WPKO’s Matt Smith served as the Master of Ceremonies for the contest. Judges were Billi Hurley, Carly Schaub, and Pam Floyd (1980 Logan County Fair Queen).
The 2012 Logan County Fair King and Queen will make appearances and help with the fair this week. They will also make appearances at other Ohio county fairs this year and next and help put together next year’s King and Queen contest.
You can see the complete fair schedule at http://www.logancountyfair.org/schedule.htm