Mara Irmiter, daughter of Mike and Jill Irmiter or Armstrong, was named Emmet County Fair queen and Paige Hoffmeyer, daughter of Monte and Deb Hoffmeyer of Estherville, was named fair princess in ceremonies Thursday night at the Emmet County Fairgrounds.
Irmiter, 18, is a member of the Iowa Lakes 4-Hers and has been in 4-H for nine years. She has shown beef and served on the county council, the 4-H Youth Committee, the Iowa State 4-H Youth Council and the National 4-H Congress.
"I'm excited to represent Emmet County at the state fair," Irmiter said. "It will be a fun and exciting year."
Paige Hoffmeyer and Mara Irmiter were named Emmet County Fair princess and queen Thursday night.
EDN photo by Michael Tidemann
Irmiter will attend Minnesota State University in Mankato this fall where she'll major in nursing. After that, she wants to continue her education as either a nurse practitioner or specialize in geriatrics.
Hoffmeyer, 18, is a member of the Ellsworth Go-Getters 4-H Club and has been in 4-H for nine years. She has shown beef, poultry and static exhibits and has served on the county council.
Hoffmeyer plans to attend Iowa Lakes Community College to finish her associate's degree then transfer to Minnesota State in Mankato for dental hygiene.
First Day Grand Champions
Horse - Cathy Akroyd
Goat - Alex Brandt
Market Lamb - Payton Farnum
Breeding Ewe - Payton Farnum
Sheep Pen - Payton Farnum
Reserve Grand Champions
Horse - Taylor Greig
Goat - Clyve Jensen
Market Lamb - Kelly Clabaugh
Breeding Ewe - Clyve Jensen
Sheep Pen - Clyve Jensen
"It's going to be a great opportunity and it's going to create a lot of memories," Hoffmeyer said. "And I get to hang out with Mara all week."