Fair royalty crowned

 Royalty was crowned at the Augliaze County Fair on Monday night.

The grandstands were full of cheering people showing their support for the Fair Court. This was Wapakoneta native Julia Pepple’s first year on the Auglaize County Junior Fair Court. She was excited to be chosen as one of the five girls, and didn’t expect to be voted on, she said.

Court members go through an interview process, submit their resume and are voted in by everyone involved in the Junior Fair.

“It’s just an honor,” she said.

When Pepple’s name was called naming her Junior Fair Queen, her look of shock and disbelief was obviously genuine. She couldn’t believe it.

“I was excited just to be on the court because you get to visit other fairs and meet new people and talk about 4-H,” Pepple said.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.