Clermont County Fair Royalty selected

Jamie Hazenfield and Alex Plante have been crowned the 2008 Clermont County Junior Fair King and Queen.

“Right now, I am the happiest that I have ever been in my entire life,” said newly crowned Junior Fair queen Alex Plante, 17. “I was always that girl who would sit every year and watch some other worthy girl get crowned the fair queen – so this was unexpected and very, very overwhelming to me.”

In the opening ceremonies held on the fairgrounds July 20, the junior fair king and queen were selected after the judges, who said that this year’s decision was a very difficult one, deliberated on the responses of each candidate’s interviews, which were held in earlier, private individual sessions.

The most important question in determining the winners, said Agricultural Society president Bea Faul said, was to name a few qualities that best describe you and why each candidate felt that they were best suited to become the 2008 Junior Fair king/queen.