Darke County Fair royalty pageant slated Tuesday


GREENVILLE — The Darke County Junior Fair Pageant is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday at All Season’s Place at the Lighthouse Christian Center.

Danielle Hesson and AJ Warner, the 2015 Junior Fair Queen and King title-holders, will relinquish their crowns as result of judging.

There are 13 girls vying for queen and only one boy running for king this year.

Queen candidates are:

• Samantha McAllister, 16, of West Manchester. Her parents are Doug and Tina McAllister.

• Jordan Campbell, 18, of Ansonia, whose parents are Jamie and Kim Campbell.

• Sarah Gigandet, 18-year-old daughter of Joe and Laura Gigandet of Versailles.

• Molly Elizabeth Hunt, 17-year-old daughter of Brian and Teresa Hunt, Greenville.

• Makennah Hutchison, 16-year-old daughter of Cherolet and Rob Hutchison of Arcanum.

• Deanna Langenkamp of St. Henry, 17, daughter of Dan and Jennifer Langenkamp.

• Brenna Loxley of Arcanum. The 17-year-old is the daughter of Shawn Loxley and Katrina Smith.

• Shelby Manning, daughter of Jason and Heather Manning. The 17-year-old is from Union City, Ohio.

• Skyler Marker, 16, daughter of Matthew Marker, Greenville.

• Cheyenne Meyers, daughter of Tina and Marshall Meyers of Hollansburg. She is 17.

• Mariana Ramos, 17 whose parents are Pablo Ramos and Marilyn Petty of Greenville.

• Clair Schmitmeyer, 18, of Versailles. She is the daughter of Doug and Brenda Schmitmeyer.

• Libbey Spoltman, 18, daughter of Mark and Dawn Spoltman of Piqua.

• The sole king candidate is:

• Isaac Gehret, 17-year-old son of Gary and Jill Gehret of Yorkshire.

Their photos, names and sponsors appear inside of The Daily Advocate today.

Each contestant will go through an interview with pageant judges on Monday afternoon.

At the pageant on Tuesday, all contestants will be introduced on stage and, following introductions, will be asked a question from their application. Once all contestants have answered their questions, there will be a short intermission.

Following that intermission, the judges will narrow the field of contestants, and the final contestants will be asked a random question.

After the question has been asked of each finalist, there will be another intermission after which the winners will be announced.

By Linda Moody

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