4-H fair set for 2014 kickoff

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TELL CITY – Local 4-H’ers have a few more days to put the finishing touches on their projects but the opening events of this year’s Perry County 4-H Fair will kick off tonight. This year’s 4-H fair demolition derby is set for Saturday evening.


The 2014 4-H Queen and Junior Miss Contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Four candidates, Isabel Adams, Mackenzie Flamion, Kendall Hauser and Aqualia Parker,  are vying for this year’s 4-H Fair Queen title. Junior Miss candidates are Skylar Parker and Lacey Peter.

The county extension office provided brief biographies on each of the candidates.

Isabel Adams
Isabel is the 18-year-old daughter of Dan and Donna Adams of rural Birdseye. She is a 2014 Perry Central graduate who will be an incoming freshman at IUPUI this fall. She has been active in Perry County 4-H, National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Dale Youth Group and the Perry Central Yearbook.

Mackenzie Flamion
Mackenzie Flamion, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Flamion of St. Croix, and is a recent Perry Central graduate. Mackenzie, 18, is most proud of her accomplishments in the Perry County 4-H Junior Leaders. She has also obtained a 3.57 grade-point average for her high school career. She plans to attend college in the fall. In high school she was involved in Business Professions of America, National Honor Society, dance club, gymnastics, key club, book club and a Teen Advisory Group at the Tell City Library. Cheerleading is another activity she enjoys.

Kendall Hauser
Kendall Hauser is the daughter of Tom and Beth Hauser of Rome. Kendall, 20, is a student at Indiana University Southeast pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing and human resources. Kendall has been involved in organizations such as the Indiana University Southeast Marketing Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Crimson Crew, worked as a community advisor and served as team captain for Relay for Life Perry County.

Aquaila Parker
Aquaila Parker, 18, is the daughter of Beth James and Joe Parker of Cannelton. Aquaila serves as a softball assistant coach and works part-time. She has participated in the United Way Youth Day of Caring, HOSA, 4-H, as well as a youth church group. Aquaila is a recent academic honors graduate of Perry Central High School.

Junior Miss Candidates

Skylar Parker
Skylar Parker is the 16-year-old daughter of Beth James and Joe Parker of Cannelton. Skylar attends Perry Central High School where she is involved in track, cross country and cheer. Outside of school Skylar is involved in a church youth group, Perry County 4-H and United Way’s Youth Day of Caring.

Lacey Peter
Lacey Peter, 15, is the daughter of Kevin and Denise Peter of Tell City. Lacey is involved in Perry County 4-H Junior Leaders, FFA, Key Club, STAND, We the Youth of Perry County, and is a server at her church. Lacy attends Perry Central High School.

Demolition Derby Saturday
Saturday’s big event will be a 7 p.m. demolition derby. Admission to the fairgrounds is free today and will be $6 per person Saturday.

4-H’ers will enter their projects Sunday and Monday with the exhibit opening to the public at noon Wednesday. Livestock shows and horse-and-pony events are planned through Saturday, as well as several activities for children. The fair will conclude Saturday evening, July 12.