Junior Fair Royalty chosen

Reigning supreme over this year’s Clermont County Fair are newly crowned 2007 Junior King and Queen Kellie Howerton and Jeff Carlson.

“It felt really good,” said Howerton, 18. “I have wanted to be junior fair queen for a long time; my hard work and dedication has paid off and I am very honored.”

In opening ceremonies held on the fairgrounds July 22, the junior fair king and queen were selected after each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves, give a brief speech, and then answer a final question in front of the more than 200 people assembled for the royalty contest.

The final question that the three king candidates and the four queen candidates were asked to spontaneously respond to this year was, “Name three words that best describe you and state why you are best suited to become the junior fair king/queen.”