Every year, Ford County 4-H Clubs select one boy and one girl to serve as their representative for the King and Queen Contest during the county fair. The candidates for this years’ contest are as follows:
Representing the DIY Jrs 4-H Club are Colton Hahn and Morgan Dilley. Hahn is the son of Reigo and Sheree Hahn of Dodge City. Colton’s favorite 4-H activity is showing his steers and goats at the fair. He will be a 4th grader at Minneola this fall. Dilley is the daughter of Serena Jones-Dilley of Dodge City and Carl Dilley of Larned and will be a 4th grader at Minneola this fall. Morgan’s favorite activity is cooking because it lets her be creative.
Michael Eaton and Sydney Foster are candidates for the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Eaton is the son of Alan and Kim Eaton of Dodge City. He attends Minneola Schools where he will be a freshman this fall. Michael’s favorite part about 4-H is going to Discovery Days in Manhattan. Foster is the daughter of Dave and Summer Foster of Dodge City. Sydney enjoys showing her horse Hammer. She will be a 8th grader at Sacred Heart this fall.
The Prairie Schooners 4-H Club nominated Hunter Flax and Kerrstyn Muncy. Flax is the son of Jeff and Michele Flax of Dodge City. Hunter’s favorite activity is the Ford County Fair. He will be a sophomore at Dodge City High School this fall. Muncy is the daughter of Kent and Christie Muncy of Wright. One of Kerrstyn’s favorite 4-H memories was touring Denver for the Home Economics Awards Trip. She will be a freshman at Spearville High School this fall.
Candidates for the Richland Boosters 4-H Club are Dalton Prater and Cheyann Higby. Prater is the son of Sheila Prater of Dodge City. He enjoys the foods project and raising his 4-H rabbits. Higby is the daughter of Russell and Kimberly Higby of Dodge City. Cheyann loves to going to 4-H Camp and riding her horses. Both Dalton and Cheyann will be sixth graders at Ross Elementary this fall.
Valley Boosters 4-H Club selected Logan Davis and Madison Loschke. Davis is the son of Mark and Shannon Davis of Dodge City. Logan is in the welding, woodworking and photography projects. Madison is the daughter of Steve and Garolyn Loschke of Carbondale. 4-H has given Madison experiences showing her cattle in ways that she could not imagine. This Valley Booster duo will be sophomores at Bucklin High School this fall.
Ericka Cedillo is representing the Wilroads Gardens 4-H Club. Cedillo is the daughter of Ramon and Kim Ibarra of Dodge City. She will be an 8th grader at Wilroads Gardens this fall. Her favorite project is Horsemanship and Western Pleasure.
Page 2 of 2 - The Wright Wonder Workers picked Logan Lix and Candace Fry. Lix is the son of Gerald and Diane Lix of Wright. Logan’s favorite part about 4-H is being able to work with his swine and show them at the fair. He will be an 8th grader at Sacred Heart this fall. Fry is the daughter of Hoyt and Linda Fry of Ford. Candace’s favorite activities are working with animals, baking and photography. She will be entering the 5th grade this fall at Spearville.
The public is invited to vote for their King and Queen at the Ford County Fair. Each candidate will have a can displayed inside the fair building during open hours July 18th – 22nd . Votes are counted in 1 (one) penny increments. All proceeds from the contest will go towards the Ford County 4-H Ambassador/Exchange program to help youth with travel expenses and leadership trainings. Crowing will take place on Monday, July 22nd at 6:15pm at the Ford County Fairgrounds – 901 W Park Street. All candidates and our crowned King and Queen will also appear in the Dodge City Day’s parade. For more information on the King and Queen contest, please contact the Ford County Extension Office at 620-227-4542