In ceremonies held on Sunday evening at the Newton County Fairgrounds, sixteen year old Myla Hembree was crowned the 2019 Newton County Fair Queen.
Hembree is the daughter of Brian and Jami Hembree and a member of the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, which was her sponsor.
"I have the leadership skills, the responsibility and the respect for the fair and all those who participate in it," Hembree said in her interview prior to being named queen. She also noted when asked to name something the fair does right, "The fair brings a bunch of memories."
Other queen candidates and their sponsors were Allison Brown, daughter of Allen and Alicia Brown, Diamond FFA, Lacey Barnes, daughter of Charles and Susan Barnes, Round Prairie 4-H, Sierra Lannon, daughter of Zach and Amy Lannon, Seneca FFA, and Cheyane Brown, daughter of Derrick and Somer Brown, R & D Lawncare.
Lacey Brown was named the runner-up for queen.
Princess candidates were Maelyn Wright, daughter of Elia and Lis West and Chris Wright, 4-H Prairie Riders, Emma Giebler, daughter of Jason and Sarah Giebler, Lucky Clover 4-H, Reagan Stephens, daughter of Travis and Autumn Stephens, County Line 4-H, Cassie Davis, daughter of Mark and Marla Davis, Round Prairie 4-H, and Jori Todd, daughter of Jarred and Jami Todd, Seneca FFA.
Jori Todd was crowned as Fair Princess.
The one candidate for Junior Fair Princess was Bayleigh Hayes, Taylor and Tabitha Hayes, 4-H Lucky Clover.
Little Miss candidates this year were Willow Sloan, daughter of Mike and Sarah Sloan, sponsored by Arwood Family Farms and Tori JoAnne Olbrey, daughter of Rocky and Tiffany Olbrey, County Line 4-H. Tori Olbrey was named Little Miss. Coleman Stephens, the one Little Mister candidate this year, is the son of Travis and Autumn Stephens, County Line 4-H.
The annual Newton County Fair officially begins with opening ceremonies at 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds.