Fairest of the Fair program is Sunday

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The Oconto County Fairest of the Fair Committee has announced the contestants for this year’s Senior and Junior Fairest of the Fair competition, which takes place Sunday at Gillett High School.

There are three contestants for the Senior Fairest of the Fair: Danielle Bursa, Victoria Hull and Kaitlin Kramarczyk.

Four contestants will vie for the Junior Fairest of the Fair: Holly Brock, Delaney DeBauch, Macie Reed and Grace Seefeldt.

A reception with light refreshments begins at 1:30 p.m., which gives the public a chance to visit with the contestants before the final judging takes place. The program is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Gillett High School Performing Art Center.

All of the contestants will have the opportunity to speak on stage in front of an audience.

Senior contestants

Danielle Bursa is the daughter of James and Rochelle Bursa, of Oconto Falls. She is a graduate of Oconto Falls High School and is attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in agriculture education. When not in school, Danielle volunteers for the Abrams Fire Department and has trained as a certified firefighter. She is sponsored by Whitetails Plus Taxidermy & Pet Food Center of Oconto Falls.

Victoria Hull is the daughter of Michael and Kathryn Hull, of Mountain. She is a graduate of Suring High School and is attending UW-River Falls majoring in international business and TESOL. Victoria is employed at Custom Needle and Alterations. She is sponsored by John and Sue Ratliff, of St Paul, Minnesota.

Kaitlyn Kramarczyk is the daughter of Bruce and Kristy Schefdore, of Oconto Falls. She attends Oconto Falls High School and plans to further her education upon graduation. Kaitlyn is has been employed through Burger King and Commando Paintball. She is sponsored by BPM of Peshtigo.

Junior contestants

Holly Brock is the daughter of Ryan and Johna Brock, of Gillett. She attends Faith Christian School and has been involved in 4-H, youth group at Maple Valley Community Church and has started her own greenhouse business this past summer, growing different flowers and making them into hanging baskets to sell. She is sponsored by Jicha Livestock of Oconto.

Delaney DeBauch is the daughter of Chad and Michele DeBauch, of Gillett. She attends school in Gillett and is involved in cross-country, basketball, FFA, 4-H, choir, band and her church. Her sponsor is Brown Star Farms of Gillett.

Macie Reed is the daughter of Tim and Sherrie Reed, of Suring. She attends St. John Lutheran School and participates in softball, volleyball, basketball, track and 4-H. Macie enjoys sports, playing the violin and guitar, and spending time with her animals. Her sponsors are Tim and Sherrie Reed, of Suring.

Grace Seefeldt is the daughter of Dale and Becky Seefeldt, of Lena. She attends school in Lena and has been involved in cheerleading, basketball, 4-H and helping teach Sunday School. She enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her pets. She is sponsored by Jagiello Dairy LLC of Lena.

The contestants have already completed an application and essay. Next, they will be judged on their interview skills, ability to answer questions, public speaking, professionalism, enthusiasm and their knowledge of the fair.

The contestants selected as the 2017 Senior and Junior Fairest of the Fair will represent the county throughout the year and will serve as hostesses at the 2017 Oconto County Fair from Aug. 17-20 at Zippel Park in Gillett.

The Senior Fairest of the Fair will have the opportunity to compete at the State Fairest of the Fair contest in January.

The program will include introductions, radio spots, questions and event announcements, and farewell speeches from outgoing Senior Fairest Mikaela Reed and Junior Fairest Kate Pytleski. The program ends with the crowning of this year’s Senior and Junior Fairest of the Fair.

For information, call Nikki Olson at 920-373-3809.