Alli Harris named 2009 4-H Fair royalty champion

Mindi Hoffman (right), first runner-up in the Huntington County 4-H Fair royalty contest held Friday, July 17, at Huntington North High School, helps royalty champion Alli Harris (center) fix her crown as second runner-up Kiela Clore (left) looks on.
Mindi Hoffman (right), first runner-up in the Huntington County 4-H Fair royalty contest held Friday, July 17, at Huntington North High School, helps royalty champion Alli Harris (center) fix her crown as second runner-up Kiela Clore (left) looks on. Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alli Harris, a 10-year member of the 4-H program, was named 2009 Huntington County 4-H Fair royalty champion on Friday, July 17, during a contest held at Huntington North High School.

Harris, 18, is the daughter of Ken and Bev Harris, of Rock Creek Township. She is a member of the Helping Hands, Junior Leaders and Huntington Hummers 4-H clubs.

Mindi Hoffman, of rural Columbia City, was first runner-up. Her parents are Kirk and Judy Hoffman, and she is a nine-year member of the Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club.

The second runner-up was Kiela Clore, a 10-year 4-H'er and a member of the Wizards and Huntington Hummers 4-H clubs. She is the daughter of Dave and Melissa Clore, of Huntington.

Clore and Brittney Stephan were selected by their fellow contestants for the evening's spirit awards. Stephan, an eight-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Tami and Ernie Stephan, of Warren Township. She is a member of the Champion Achievers, Waggin' Tails, Pets-n-Vets, Warren Township Wranglers and Junior leaders 4-H clubs.

Also competing were Leigh Ann Reed and Erin Knight. Cheyann Hibbert had planned to be part of the contest, but was unable to participate after being injured while working with her horse.