Fair crowns royalty, small animal grand master showman

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 31 July 2016 at 3:19 pm

2016 Fair Royalty

KNOWLESVILLE – Fair Royalty for 2016 was crowned during the awards ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

The front row, includes, from left: Dominic Hinkley, prince alternate; Nate Shaw, prince; Olivia Kroening, princess; and Mackenzie McGrath, princess alternate.

Back row:  Will Gregoire, duke alternate; Zac Albright, duke; Riley Seielstad, dutchess alternate; Saleya Williams, dutchess; Claudia Drechsel, queen; and Megan Blackburn, queen alternate.

Rachel Gregoire and Amelia Sidonio

Saturday also featured the top small animal showmen in eight different animals in the Small Animal Grand Master Showman competition. Rachel Gregoire of Murray, left, won the title and Amelia Sidonio of Holley was picked Small Animal Reserve Grand Master Showman.

4-H’ers in the competition were evaluated on their ability to show animals they were given (not their own) in eight different animal areas.

Nicole Mrzwyka

Nicole Mrzywka of Holley competes in the Small Animal Grand Master Showman competition Saturday morning. Nicole was the Fair’s Dog Master Showman. Those in the Saturday contest had to show a dog, chicken and rabbit.

Grant Moy

Grant Moy of Clarendon was Reserve Dog Showman earlier in the week.  Here he shows a chicken as part of the Small Animal Grand Master Showman competition.

Rachel Gregoire

Rachel Gregoire shows a rabbit during the Small Animal Grand Master Showman competition. Rachel was both the Rabbit and Poultry Master Showman. She was chosen Small Animal Grand Master Showman at the Saturday morning competition.