The 2015 Cass County Fair got into full swing with the crowning of this years King and Queen on Thursday night in front of the memory garden at the Cass County Community Center. A large crowd gathered to see 9 candidates vie for Queen and 2 candidates compete for King.
(Left to right) Blake Miller,Emily McDermott, Alyssa Dean, Tyler Steele (Jim Field Photo)
4 Queen candidates were chosen from the previous judging to be interviewed in front of the crowd. Those finalists were Haley Carlson, Alyssa Dean, Emily McDermott, and Tierney Sothman. The two king candidates Tyler Steele and Blake Miller were also interviewed for final judging.
After final deliberations by the judges Alyssa Dean was crowned the 2015 Cass County Fair Queen and Tyler Steele was crowned King. Dean is the Daughter of Tim and Corissa Dean and is a member of the Cowpokes 4-H club and Griswold FFA. Steele is the Son of Doug and Lynette Steele and is a member of the Grant Guys & Gals 4-H club and CAM FFA.
Also receiving awards were Emily McDermott as Princess, Tierney Sothman as Ms. Congeniality, and Blake Miller as Prince and Mr. Congeniality.
The remaining queen candidates were Jessica Aupperle, Katie Aupperle, Mandi Backhaus, Sydney Steffen, and Brookelyn Wahlert. Judging was done by Ronna Herzberg and Shelley Velman.
Also part of the event was the induction of Mary Ottmar into the Cass County 4-H hall of fame. She was lured to the event under the guise of helping judge the King and Queen contest and then was surprised with the award. Mary’s son Adam sweetened the surprise by flying in for the ceremony when she thought he was home in California.
The Cass County Fair continues through Tuesday, July 28th. Listen for live coverage everyday on KJAN.