(Atlantic) The crowning of the 2013 4-H Queen and King kicked off the activities at the Cass County Fair Thursday night. Larrissa Backhaus, daughter of Jenny and Bill Backhaus, was crowned Queen and Tanner Potter, son of Amy and Brett, Potter, was named King. Both are members of the Griswold Clubsters 4-H club.
“Being a member of a 4-H club has taught me a lot of hard work and life long lessons,” stated Potter.
Larrissa Backhaus says she was in complete shock when her name was announced as the Fair Queen and welcomes the opportunity to represent Cass County throughout this years fair.
“Yes I am very excited,” exclaimed Backhaus. “I will get to hand out all of the trophies, take a lot of pictures, and it will be a whole of fun, a great experience overall and I am just so excited.”
Both Tanner Potter and Larrissa Backhaus will be attending Simpson College this fall.
Mikayla Somers was named Fair Princess and Emily Jacobsen, was selected as Miss Congeniality. Blake Miller was named Fair Prince, and Clint Hansen earned the Mr. Congeniality award.
Nine girls competed for the title of 2013 Cass County Fair Queen and five boys vied for Cass County Fair King at the Cass County Fair Thursday night.
The other queen candidates included: Amber Stender, Hannah Ankenbauer, Tierney Sothman, Diana Perkins, Heather Reyna, and Valerie Watson.
The other two King candidates were; Justin Somers and Luke Frisbie.
In other activities Thursday night, fifteen 4-H seniors were recognized at the Cass County Fair Thursday night. ReAnn Cappel, Minden Brix, Haley Schmidt, Heather Reyna, Maggi Amos, Matthew Williamson, Trevor McKee, Austin Petty, Amber Stender, Mikayla Somers, Larissa Backhaus, Hannah Ankenbauer, Tanner Potter, Collin Fast, and Emily Jacobsen. A display will be a set-up in the Cass County Community Center with a brief description of each of the 4-Hers and their projects.
The Cass County Fair continues through Tuesday, July 30.
July 26, 2013