Who will wear the crown?

Four candidates vie to be selected the 2018 Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair June 18

2017 SHEBOYGAN COUNTY FAIREST OF THE FAIR ASHLEY MILLER 2017 SHEBOYGAN COUNTY FAIREST OF THE FAIR ASHLEY MILLER The Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair program is announcing four candidates who have applied to become the next Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair.

The 2018 Fairest will be named at the Fairest of the Fair Gala on Monday,June18 with a 6p.m .Former Fairest 40 Years Meet and Greet and 7 p.m. Gala at Laack’s Ballroom in Johnsonville.

The Fairest of the Fair serves as the official ambassador for the Fair, welcoming families and individuals to attend the Sheboygan County Fair, Labor Day Weekend. Throughout her year, the Fairest is involved in county-wide events such as festivals, picnics, parades, adult care center visits and youth events. While attending these events, she is the public relations professional who shares the story of what makes the fair unique and valuable for all.

During the day’s events June 18, there is a three-person interview panel evaluating the candidates all day on criteria from their written applications, individual interviews, group interviews and Gala speaking performances.

New to this year’s Gala, former Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fairs will participate in a 40 Years Meet & Greet at 6 p.m., which is one hour before the Gala begins. Join us in learning where they are located today, their fondest memory and how the Fairest of the Fair position has helped them through life.

All attending will witness the candidate’s self-introductions, 30-second radio advertisements, impromptu question/answers, on-stage presence, overall communications and knowledge of the fair. Additionally, there will be entertainment 4-H youth, a farewell by outgoing Fairest Ashley Miller and an update from Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, Isabella Haen of Kewaunee. The evening emcee will be the 71st Alice in Dairyland, Kaitlyn Riley.

All participants will receive scholarships as well as gift baskets filled with products and services donated by the program sponsors. In addition, the newly named Fairest will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and the first runner-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

More than 120 businesses from throughout Sheboygan County have donated their products and services to the Fairest of the Fair program. In addition to the prizes donated for the candidate gift baskets, the sponsoring food-based companies will feature their products for the public to enjoy at the “Winners’ Dinner” in celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of the candidates vying to become the next Fairest. The public is invited and there is no admission charge. For more information or questions about the event, please contact Courtney Booth, Chair at 920-946-4517.

Each candidate was asked to complete a two-page application, a 250-word essay titled “As Fairest of the Fair, you are an advocate for the fair industry around Sheboygan County and the state of Wisconsin. In what ways have you personally prepared for this journey?” and attached their personal resume. During the Fairest Gala, these four candidates will be highlighted in a live competition on-stage for the selection of the 2018 Fairest of the Fair.

To give readers a preview of the candidates and the exciting evening that is planned, the candidates have shared a little more about themselves and some highlights from their essay.

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