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Fair Queen, Princess crowned at opening ceremony

(LEFT) The 2012 Lawrence County Fair Queen and Court. Pictured left to right are Natasha Nance, first runner up, Shawna Myers, queen and Nicole Davis, second runner up. (RIGHT) The 2012 Lawrence County Fair Princess and court. Pictured left to right are Matison Klaiber, first runner up, Kimberly Schmidt, princess, and Lindsey Cremeans, second runner up.

ROME TOWNSHIP — Shawna Myers is this year’s Lawrence County Fair Queen.

Shawna was crowned at Monday’s opening ceremonies at the fairgrounds grandstand stage. She is the daughter of Shawn and Dora Myers and is a freshman at Penn Foster College. She is a member of the Arabia All Stars 4-H Club. In 2006 Shawna served as Fair Princess.

“I am really excited,” Shawna said about serving as fair queen.

Named as first runner-up was Natasha Nance, daughter of John and Lisa Nance. Second runner-up was Nicole Davis, daughter of Jamie and Stacie Davis.

Serving as Fair Princess this year will be Kimberly Schmidt, an eighth grader at Dawson-Bryant School.

“I feel pretty good about it,” Kimberly said. “I was in shock (when they announced her win) and I thought ‘Oh thank you.’”

Kimberly is the daughter of Jackie Schmidt and the late Charlie Schmidt.

First runner up is Matison Klaiber, daughter of Matthew and LeeAnn Klaiber and a seventh grader at Symmes Valley School. Second runner up is Lindsey Cremeans, daughter of Ronnie and Stacy Cremeans and an eighth grader at Dawson-Bryant School.

At the opening ceremony the family of the late Paul Herrell, two-time county commissioner who died earlier this year, was given plaques in honor of the commissioner. This fair is dedicated to Herrell and all American veterans.

“Paul did a lot for the fair and Lawrence County,” Fair Board President Jim Gore told the audience.

Ohio Valley Bank awarded checks to Garrett Crawford, Dakota Barnett, Zack Sloan and Kelsey Huddle.

Also both the Democratic and Republican parties presented checks of $1,000 to the 4-H organization.