County Fair begins Monday
The Tyler County Fair kicks off next week with opening ceremonies slated for 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2. Fair pageantry will begin at 7 p.m. with the Prince and Princess contest at 7 p.m. followed by the Jr. Miss and Queen’s pageants. This year, nine young ladies will vie for the fair crown.
Aubreianna Marie Blair is the 18-year-old daughter of Scott and Sharon Blair of Alma.
She is a member of AmeriCorps and works with children at Energy Express, a summer reading program held annually in Tyler County.
Aubreianna enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking and learning to bake new dishes. She also enjoys sewing, reading, shopping and anything outdoors.
Her favorite fair activity is kid’s day.
Aubreianna plans to attend college to pursue a degree in culinary arts.
Linda Buck is the 20-year-old daughter of Doug and Barbie Buck of Sistersville. She is a junior at Marshall University where she is studying to become a nurse. She is a member of the Student Nursing Association, the Marshall Maniacs and Adopt-A-Family. She also volunteers for Sistersville junior athletics and serves as a Vacation Bible School teacher.
Linda’s hobbies include attending dirt track races, hunting, reading, riding rollers coasters, cooking and fishing. Her favorite fair activity is Bingo.
Upon graduation, she plans to work as a neonatal nurse.
Taylor Ann Clem is the 15-year-old daughter of Rob Clem and Kitty Miller. She is a sophomore at Tyler Consolidated High School where she plays softball and is active in the photography club and in art activities.
Taylor enjoys working with children at Vacation Bible School and is involved in church camp preparation and cleanup. She also enjoys gymnastics.
When she is not tumbling, playing softball or spending time with loved ones, Taylor is writing or enjoying some form of artistic expression. He favorite activity at the fair is viewing the art exhibits.
Taylor’s future goals include going to college to obtain degrees in art and psychology to become an art therapist for teens and adults involved in drug or alcohol abuse.
Joanna Lyn Friend is the 18-year-old daughter of Laura and Eugene Friend of Middlebourne.
Joanna is a freshman at West Virginia Northern Community College.
Her hobbies and interests include animals, jewelry making, reading and volunteering.
She has been a member of FFA, 4-H, her church youth group and served as a NRCS volunteer. Joanna enjoys the animal shows at the Tyler County Fair.
Her future goals include becoming a high school English teacher.
Amanda Joy Goodfellow is the 17-year-old daughter of Greg and Shirley Goodfellow of Friendly.
A senior at Tyler Consolidated High School, Amanda is a member of the TCHS marching band, jazz and pep bands, TCHS Chamber Choir and serves as a summer radio program volunteer. She is a member of the Sistersville Church of the Nazarene and is a member of the NYI Youth Group, NYI Council and the church choir.
Amanda’s favorite fair activity aside from riding the amusement rides is playing for the opening ceremonies as a member if the high school band.
After graduation, she hopes to obtain a degree in elementary education with a minor in psychology.
Becky Jo Harter is the 15-year-old daughter of Donna and MIke Harter of Paden City.
A sophomore at Paden City High School, Becky plays basketball and volunteers for Relay for Life and Wings for Children.
Her hobbies include riding ATVs, playing basketball and shooting guns. Becky’s favorite fair activity is the demolition derby.
Upon graduation from high school, she plans to enter the Air Force and obtain a nursing degree.
Maika Thomasina McIntyre is the 18-year-old daughter of Heather and Elison Smith of Alma.
She is a volunteer for the Energy Express summer reading program and served as a school days plus volunteer.
A 2010 graduate of Tyler Consolidated High School, Maika plans to attend Salem University to obtain a degree in criminal justice.
Maika’s favorite fair activity is eating deep fried pickles.
Megan Midcap is the 19-year-old daughter of Elizabeth Titus of Middlebourne. She attends Concord University, where she is a sophomore.
Megan enjoys taking in the sights of West Virginia, showing horses, ridge running and spending time with her family and friends.
Her favorite fair activity is enjoying the local musical talent at the Colegate Country Showdown.
Megan hopes to graduate from Concord and go on to graduate school to pursue her doctorate in psychology.
Keri Jean Suter is the 16-year-old daughter of Bryan and Jean Suter of Sistersville.
She is a junior at Tyler Consolidated High School where she is a member of Hi-Y, FBLA, concert band and is a varsity letterman. She is also a volunteer at Adam’s House Ministries and at healthcare centers.
Keri enjoys camping, fishing, raising ducks, making people laugh and exercising.
Her favorite fair activity is seeing family and friends and enjoying the live entertainment.
Keri hopes to someday attend WVU and get a degree in orthodontics.
Six girls will compete for the title of Tyler County Junior Miss.
They are Ariel Rachelle Fish, Marisa Gogan, Shannon Lamp, Kali Rhea Shanabarger, Stephanie Marie Wright and Breanna Yeater.