The King and Queen of the Tri Rivers Fair have been crowned.
16-year-old Hannah Henry from the Friendly Valley 4-H Club is the 2014 Tri Rivers Fair Queen, and 18-year-old Jonathan Peuchen, also from the Friendly Valley 4-H Club, is the 2014 Tri Rivers Fair King.
Henry is a student at Southeast of Saline High School. She couldn’t stop smiling as she spoke with KSAL News after the coronation event. She says that being crowned queen was an “unexpected surprise”. This is her 10th year of involvement in 4-H. Henry says her favorite activities in 4-H are “clothing and home environment, by far”. She credits her mother for getting her involved in 4-H.
Peuchen, who has several family members who have been involved in 4-H told KSAL News “I always wanted to be king, this is awesome”. His most memorable 4-H event was an activity in Topeka were he actually got to debate on both the senate and house floors inside the Kansas State Capitol. Peuchen, who has been involved in 4-H for 7 years, graduated this spring from Southeast of Saline High School and will attend Kansas State University in the fall.
Tri Rivers fair booths, exhibits, and the carnival run through Saturday.Nightly highlights include the rodeo Thursday, Demolition Derby Friday, Combine Demo Saturday, then on Sunday a color run and the final night of the Demolition Derby.