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PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County 4-H Fair will kickoff Monday with the choosing of the fair's king and queen. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, the public can also bid on food items and baskets and watch the fashion review during breaks in the king and queen competition.
This year Ethan Wheatley is the only king contestant. An eight-year 4-H member, he is the son of Allen and Lisa Wheatley. He is president of the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club and some of his most frequently completed projects include models, fine arts, photography and collections with his favorite being fine arts. A member of FFA where he serves as chapter sentinel, he is also a member of the Perry Central High School football and track teams. He plans to join the military.
A Young Americans 4-H Club member for seven years, Kara Dauby is the daughter of Glen and Kathy Dauby. She is president of her 4-H club and most frequently completed projects are cake decorating, photography, electricity, fine arts, creative writing and Junior Leaders. Her favorite is photography.
Outside of 4-H, Dauby is a member of pep club at Perry Central High School and plays softball. She plans to study interior design.
The daughter of Michael and Mary Hess, Katie Hess has been a member of the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club for nine years and has served as president and secretary. Her most frequently completed projects are horse and pony, her favorite, and photography. She also serves on the student council at Perry Central and serves as class secretary. She plans to be an elementary school teacher.
A member of the Tell City Leprechauns, Kelly Hess has been a 4-H member for nine years. She is the daughter of Brian and Sam Hess and president for her club, where she's also held other officer positions. In Junior Leaders she serves as reporter and updates the scrapbook. Her most frequently completed projects are photography, her favorite; collections, scrapbooking, fine arts and basic crafts.
Outside of 4-H, Hess is involved in Girl Scouts, where she is a troop leader. She is a member of Tell City High School's French and pep clubs, band and plays soccer. In the future she would like to have a career in photography.
Haley Lewis has been involved with 4-H for eight years and held the offices of president, vice president and secretary in the Young American's 4-H Club. The daughter of Jim and Cindy Lewis, her most frequently completed projects include consumer clothing, her favorite; fashion review and rabbits. She's also involved with vacation Bible school, We the Youth of Perry County, Relay For Life and Perry County River Sweep. A PCHS student, she would like to pursue a career where she works with children.
Crystal Peter, daughter of Michael and Ginger Peter, has been a 4-H member for eight years and has served as the St. Marks 4-H Club secretary for two years. In Junior Leaders she is the treasurer. Her most frequently completed projects include dairy cattle, basic crafts, horse and pony and cats.
She said her favorite projects are dairy cattle and horse and pony. A Perry Central student, she is a cheerleader, member of FFA, yearbook staff, National Honor Society and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. In the future she would like to work in the health field.
A Leopold Gang member, Tori Ridener has completed five years of 4-H. She is the daughter of John and Rosanne Ridener and has served as her club's secretary. Some of her most frequently completed projects include photography, her favorite; creative writing, scrapbooking, nursing, Junior Leaders and cake decorating. Outside of 4-H Ridener is part of Perry Central's Key Club, Students Taking Action Not Drugs and the school newspaper. Her future plans include going into the medical field.
Emily Tempel, daughter of Patrick and Shirley Tempel, is a 10-year 4-H member and belongs to the Branchville Bunch and Blazing Saddles clubs. She has held many offices in her clubs, including president and secretary. Some of her most frequently completed projects include swine, beef, collections, scrapbook and photography.
Her favorite 4-H project is swine, Outside of 4-H, Tempel is involved with her church, We the Youth of Perry County, STAND, Class A, Spanish and key clubs, Relay For Life and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. She also plays volleyball and softball. A 2009 PCHS graduate, she will attend the University of Southern Indiana this fall to study ultrasound and minor in radiology.
Lily Wargel has completed nine years in 4-H and is a member of the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Sarah Graves and Steve Wargel. She has held many offices in her 4-H club and is vice president of Junior Leaders.
Some of her most frequently completed projects are horse and pony and foods. Her favorite project is showing horses. She is also a member of Tell City's key and pep clubs, St. Paul Catholic Church youth group and works. She plans to study elementary education.