Thompson, Ulman crowned 2023 fair queen, king

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Cutline: Fair Royalty (left to right) Princess Emma Catlett, King Dylan Ulman, Queen Adrianna Thompson and Fair Queen Runner-up Deana Peterson.

By Carol McIntire, Editor

The Fair Royalty Crowning opened festivities at the 2023 Carroll County Fair Monday evening.

Adrianna Thompson and Emma Catlett were crowned fair queen and princess, respectively. Dylan Ulman was named fair king and Deana Petersen was declared queen runner-up.

Thompson, of Carrollton, is the 18-year-old daughter of Raymond and Sheri Thompson. She is a 2023 Carrollton High School graduate and an incoming freshman at Stark State College.

In 4-H Thompson is member of Teen Leaders and has taken several 4-H projects throughout her many years in 4-H, including Market Chickens for eight years, Market Hogs for 10 years. As a member of Teen Leaders, she participated in a leadership project this year.

Other activities include playing soccer for 10 years. She also enjoys reading, running, going to the gym, taking care of her cows and spending time with friends and family.

Sixteen-year-old Fair King Dylan Ulman of Mechanicstown is the son of Darrin and Chris Ulman. He is a junior at Carrollton High School and a member of Stillfork 4-H Club and Teen Leaders. Throughout his years in 4-H, he has taken projects such as, Breeding and Market Rabbit, Fancy Chickens, Woodworking, Market and Carcass Lamb, Breeding Goat, Leadership, and Insect Adventures. Dylan’s other hobbies include swimming, reading and taking care of his rabbits.

Princess Catlett of Minerva is the daughter of Aaron and Catherine Catlett. The 13-year-old attends Minerva Schools and is in the eighth grade. She is a member of the Ribbon Chasers 4-H Club. Throughout her years in 4-H, she has taken projects that include Market Hog, Carcass Hog, Dairy Beef Feeder and Photography.

She enjoys playing softball, basketball, volleyball, babysitting, playing the band, fishing, water/snow tubing, ice skating, snow skiing and helping run Great Trail Shooting Sports and A/C Plumbing.

She is active in Grace Chapel Youth Group

Petersen, of Magnolia, is the daughter of Dean and Jenny Petersen and plans to attend Malone College to major in Creative Writing and minoring in Bible and Theology. She is president of Freshman 4-Hers and has taken many projects, including Market Turkeys, Market Hogs, Carcass Hogs, Breeding Hogs, Beef, Photography and “Your Thoughts Matter.”

She loves to run and read. Additionally, she was a member of the Sandy Valley cross country and track teams throughout high school.

She is a member of the East Canton Church of God worship team and a student leader at her church in the district and at the state level.

She is also a small business owner- Deana L. Photography, and she raises and sells beef. She loves spending time with her animals, family, and friends. Petersen plans to participate in the Malone serves program in the fall, where she can meet and serve individuals in the Canton Area.

Haley Householder, 2022 Queen returned to crown the new queen and presented a review of her year as Carroll County fair queen, saying she attended 13 county fairs last year. 
“One of the most memorable things I did was attending other fairs and exchanging fair pins,” she said. “I was amazed how many little girls came up to me and said, oh a princess.’ I feel lucky to end 10 years in 4-H with such a wonderful experience.”

Katrina Nitz, Ohio State University 4-H educator served as master of ceremonies for the contest and thanked all parents for supporting their children in 4-H. 

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