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Fourteen contestants vie for county fair royalty

By Staff | Jul 15, 2010

Fourteen young women are seeking the title of Emmet County Fair Queen and Princess this year.

The fair is only a week away, Thursday-Sunday, July 22-25. The queen and princess will be crowned the opening night on Thursday.

The following are candidates this year.

Brittany Bortvit is the 17-year-old daughter of Darryl and Sheila Bortvit of Estherville. She is a member of the Estherville Experts 4-H club and will be a junior this fall at Estherville Lincoln Central High School.

Emily Chrestiansen is the 16-year-old daughter of Bruce and Lori Chrestiansen of Estherville. She is a member of the 12-Mile Lakers 4-H Club, and also participates in Relay for Life and Emmet County Handicap Organization (ECHO). She will be a junior at ELC.

Holly Enerson is the 18-year-old daughter of Arvin and Anna Enerson of Estherville. She is a member of the Emmet County High Flyers 4-H Club, the Estherville FFA Chapter and Crossroads Youth Group. She graduated from ELC this spring.

Melissa Gjerde is the 17-year-old daughter of Mark and Kari Gjerde of Estherville. She is a member of Center Champions 4-H Club and attends ELC.

Shelby Guse is the 16-year-old daughter of Bruce and Penny Guse of Ringsted. She is a member of the Jack Creek Feeders 4-H Club and attends ELC.

Tiffany Harris is the 16-year-old daughter of Dave and Deb Harris of Graettinger. She is a member of the High Lakers 4-H Club and attends Graettinger-Terril.

LaCrecia Haywood is the 16-year-old daughter of Dan and Melissa Lutat of Estherville. She is a member of the Center Champions 4-H Club and attends ELC High School.

Paige Hoffmeyer is the 16-year-old daughter of Monte and Deb Hoffmeyer of Estherville. She is a member of the Ellsworth Go-Getters and attends ELC.

Janae Howing is the 16-year-old daughter of Brent and Michelle Howing of Wallingford. She is a member of the Center Champion 4-H Club, Wallingford Lutheran Church, Grandview Baptist Core Youth Group and Calvary Gospel Youth Group. She is also a member Iowa Lakes Community College Upward Bound Program. She will be a junior at ELC.

Whitney Kinnander is the 17-year-old daughter of Loren and Janine Kinnander of Armstrong. She is a member of the Iowa Lake 4-Hers and attends Armstrong-Ringsted.

Emily Lair is the 16-year-old daughter of Russel and Tammy Lair of Estherville. She is a member of the Estherville FFA Chapter, 12-Mile Lakes 4-H Club and the First Christian Church. She attends ELC.

Erin Olson is the 17-year-old daughter of Dennis and Martha Olson of Ringsted. She is a member of the Center Champions 4-H Club and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She attends ELC.

Alyssa Sharar is the 18-year-old daughter of Ken and Pam Sharar of Estherville. She is a member of the High Flyers 4-H Club, Purple Cord, Crossroads Church and The Wild Caf at the Methodist Church. She graduated from ELC.

Ashley Weston is the 17-year-old daughter of Ora and Deb Weston of Estherville. She is a member of the Estherville FFA Chapter and attends ELC where she is involved in volleyball, basketball, track and softball.