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Irmiter, Hoffmeyer named fair queen and fair princess

July 26, 2012
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

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."

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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.

Fact Box

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."



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