Maria Lisowe, the 2022 Calumet County Fairest of the Fair, is elated to celebrate every fairgoer’s “Time to Shine” at this year’s Fair! Maria is the daughter of Ambrose Jr. and Pamela Lisowe of Marytown, Wisconsin. Maria has two older brothers Ambrose III and Zackary, a younger brother Vincent and sister Elaina who are twins. In her free time, Maria enjoys catching the latest movies, exercising, cooking, and baking. She also loves to spend time with friends, family, and her two dogs, Trixie and Harley. She is especially enthusiastic about being able to promote the Calumet County Fair this year beside her sister Elaina who is the 2022 Junior Fairest of the Fair.
Maria’s love for the fair started at a young age watching her two older brothers raise and show their pigs every summer. So, it was no surprise that Maria showed pigs every year when she came of age. Maria was a long-time member of the Charlesburg Star 4-H club. She was honored to be named an outstanding member three times during her 13 years in 4-H. She also served as president for two years, sergeant at arms for two years, treasurer for one year, secretary for one year, and reporter for one year. Maria loves the fact that through her years in 4-H and showing at the Calumet County Fair, she learned and developed new skills, abilities, and life lessons that she still carries with her today.
As a New Holstein High School graduate, who participated in many extracurricular activities, Maria received A and B honor roll awards for many semesters. She was in cheerleading and soccer all through high school. She was awarded seven varsity letters for cheerleading and one for soccer. She also served as co-captain of the cheerleading squad her senior year. She was involved in Future Farmers of America and Forensics during high school. She had roles in her high school’s spring musical productions of Grease and Guys & Dolls. Maria also studied dance at Brittany’s School of Dance for 14 years. She started with tap class at the age of 4 years old and progressed to Jazz, Ballet, and Ballet en Pointe. Maria is most proud of being able to “go en Pointe” in her dance studies. When not enjoying her many extracurriculars, Maria worked on her family’s 1000-cow dairy farm feeding calves morning and night when her schedule allowed. Maria also served as the Calumet County Farm Bureau Princess in 2011.
Maria decided on her career path early in her high school career. At 16 years old, Maria earned her CNA certification and has worked in the healthcare field ever since. She is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in their Tradition Nursing program. Maria is working towards receiving her bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has maintained a spot on the Dean’s List for the past three semesters.
Being able to have a platform to share her love of the Calumet County Fair has been one of the best things about being the Fairest of the Fair for Maria. She would like everyone she interacts with to attend the fair. If they did, they would see that it is not just about the great food, fun rides, and variety of animals being shown; or the opportunity to demonstrate skills learned and projects completed. But it is also about connecting with other community members, spending quality time with friends and family, and creating lifelong memories. All of which is genuinely a “Time to Shine”.
Elaina Lisowe, the 2022 Jr. Fairest of the Fair is ready to shine with all of you at her favorite summer event, the Calumet County Fair. She is the daughter of Ambrose Jr. and Pamela Lisowe of Marytown. She has four siblings – Ambrose III, Zackary, Maria and Vincent (her twin). In her free time, Elaina enjoys volunteering at her local food pantry, watching movies, reading, spending time with her friends and playing with her dogs.
In the fall, Elaina will be attending 8th grade in New Holstein. She is a good student and enjoys being in Art Honors, Future Farmers of America and Forensics. She is a member of her school band where she plays the clarinet. Elaina also participates in track, volleyball, and basketball at her middle school. She plays soccer in summer and fall leagues. Elaina became a certified soccer referee this year and earned some spending money for the fair. Elaina has taken dance classes since the age of 4 and has studied ballet and tap. Elaina is a former girl scout who proudly earned her bronze award. She is currently a member of the Boy Scouts of America with a Star rank. She plans to earn her Eagle in a few years.
Looking forward, Elaina is hoping to become a teacher. Elaina is currently the president of the Charlesburg Stars 4-H club which she joined as a kindergartener. Her projects include photography, arts and crafts, foods, communications, dog, and swine. Last year was the first time she did the dog project and it has become one of her favorites. She enjoys working with her dog Harley and getting her prepared for judging. Showing her pig is also a highlight for her because it is hard work and she learns something new every year.
Elaina invites everyone to attend the amazing events that the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” has to offer this Labor Day weekend. The Calumet County Fair has so many wonderful things to see and explore, join Elaina and don’t miss your “Time to Shine”.
“Re-focus on Fun”, our Fairest of the Fair Hannah Roehrig has a huge smile this year as she makes plans for the four incredible days at the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin”! Enthusiasm, energy and excitement is all around Hannah and it is infectious! You want to skip, dance and follow her lead as you are invited to join the fun and enjoy “Fair by Day, Festival by Night”!
Hannah is the daughter of Todd and Stacie Roehrig of Brillion. As a graduate of Brillion High School she participated in FFA, Yearbook Committee Editor, Drama Club, Pep Club, Sting Cancer, Varsity Club and FCCLA. Hannah created and coordinated “Ag for Day Camp” for children with all abilities. She is also the founder and coordinator of “Unified Champion Schools” which is a club to unify individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. She was named the Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior and was honored to be the Badger Girl State representative and named the Sweetest Senior. Hannah was awarded the Ellen Coenen Award for school spirit and enthusiasm. Her senior year she earned a perfect score at the State Forensics Competition. She was a member of the Brillion FFA National Poultry Judging Team and the Captain of the Track Team.
Hannah will be a senior this fall at Wisconsin Lutheran College and will graduate this spring with a degree in Human Social Services with a goal of working for Special Olympics Wisconsin. She is currently the Special Events Coordinator at Special Olympics Wisconsin. She is also an Ambassador and Tour Guide at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Hannah was awarded the Debra Uecker Scholarship for leadership shown at Wisconsin Lutheran College. She has been recognized for her numerous contributions through the Special Olympics College Club. She was voted to the Leadership Board for the Leadership Certificate Program as Wisconsin Lutheran College and has been named to the Dean’s List five semesters. She is the co-founder and President of the Special Olympics College Club, President of PINKY Swear Foundation Club, Social Media Lead for the Photography Club as well as a part of the Admissions Club. She is involved in the Christian Leadership Certificate Program and a Mentor for a student at St. Marcus. She has taken two Sign Language courses as well as a photography course. Her is currently a senior leader for WOW Weekend at Wisconsin Lutheran College (Warriors Orientation Weekend) and is responsible for organizing and leading the freshman orientation and was previously a leader and captain. She introduced and sat with the Keynote Speaker, Greg Marshall for the I3 Leadership Event.
Hannah was a 11-year member of the New Horizons 4-H Club where she held positions as President, Secretary, and Reporter. The projects she enjoyed were photography, arts and crafts, drawing and painting, foods, goats and dairy. As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion she was involved in the Youth Group for many years. As a youth she was on the Youth Activation Committee for Special Olympics Wisconsin. She was the recipient of the 4-H Key Award and the Fox Valley Youth Alliance Award. Hannah was the 2014 Junior Fairest of the Fair and the 2016 Farm Bureau Princess.
In her free time Hannah enjoys volunteering, drawing and painting, photography, refurbishing items, cooking, baking and cake decorating and spending time with her friends and family.
Hannah reflects: “I have known that the Calumet County Fair was special to me and that I wanted to become the Fairest of the Fair since my sister was the 2010 Junior Fairest of the Fair. Since then I have watched ten amazing Fairest of the Fair represent the Calumet County Fair. It is now my privilege to serve as the Fairest of the Fairs, promote and represent my second home. A part of me was missing last year when the fair was canceled due to the Corona Virus pandemic. It is time to RE-FOCUS on FUN at the 2021 Calumet County Fair”!
Emma loves the fair and is focused on the fun opportunity to share her love and enthusiasm. The Calumet County Fair is her favorite time of the summer!
Emma is the daughter of Robert and Tracy Wagner of Chilton. Emma will be in the 8th grade is fall at Chilton Middle School, where she has been on the honor roll and was named Student of the Month. She is a member of the Swim Team, Band where she plays the Ukulele, Choir, Forensics and Student Council member. In the future Emma would like to become a doctor.
As an 8-year member of the Chilton Tip-Top 4-H Club, she as held the office of Reporter. Emma’s project list includes horses, rabbits, foods, photography, sewing, houseplants, arts and crafts. Her favorite project is her horse Bruno. She shares her love for horses with her older sisters Rachael and Elizabeth who have also been in the horse project in the past and who continue to barrel race in area speed shows and National Barrel Racing Association events. She has earned special honors with a State Fair Award for her dress and blanket, 2016 Stebane Horsemanship Award and the Timothy Award.
Emma enjoys attending AWANA events at her church and volunteers at Sandi Paws Recue. When Emma has some free time, she enjoys watching movies and playing games with her family. Of course working with her horse Bruno is her favorite thing to do.
Emma says, “There is no other fair like the Calumet County Fair. I would love to have the opportunity to share all that our fair has to offer with everyone”.
Emma is ready to REFOCUS ON FUN at the 2021 Calumet County Fair. Join her Labor Day Weekend at the Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin!
“UnFAIRgoatable” hard to say, but easy to remember for our 2019 Fairest of the Fair, Rachael Wagner. Rachael would like you to join her for an “unforgettable” time as you celebrate Labor Day Weekend, “Fair by Day, Festival by Night” at the Calumet County Fair.
Rachael is the daughter of Robert and Tracy Wagner of Chilton. She is a graduate of Chilton High School, she was an Honor Roll student and she participated in FFA, Forensics, Musicals, and Choir. She was also a member of the Basketball Team and the Tennis Team. She is currently attending Moraine Park Technical College where she is pursuing a career in the medical field as a Medical Assistant.
Rachael works at Briess Industries Inc. in the Sanitation Department. She is also a Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor at the Chilton High School.
Rachael was a 13-year member of the Chilton Tip-Top 4-H Club and has served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Reporter. Her many project areas included horses, rabbits, gardening and foods. She received the honors of Grand and Reserve Champion as well as the Showmanship Award in Rabbits, Grand and Reserve Champion and Showmanship Awards in Horses, she was presented the Master Gardeners Award, Best of Show Decorated Cake, merit awards in foods.
Rachael is a member of the International Barrel Racers Association and is a competitor in the 2D Youth Division; where she has been named the champion. She was a National IBRA Qualifier in 2017.
In her free time Rachael gets as much time as possible in her saddle, riding and practicing with her horse Shaq. She is a volunteer at Sandi Paws Rescue were she foster dogs and helps find dogs the perfect family. She also enjoys helping in the nursery at her church and being a part of the Worship Team. Rachael enjoys spending time with your sisters Elizabeth and Emma, being the “Big” sister has afforded Rachael a born motivator and leader.
Rachael reflects on her Calumet County Fair experiences; “Showing my projects has always been exciting and something I looked forward to every year. I will use these experiences to help spread the word, and get other youth interested in attending, and showing at the fair. I can’t wait to share some of the wonderful experiences that I have been so fortunate to have at the Calumet County Fair”.
Excited to promote the “UnFAIRgoatable” Calumet County Fair, is an understatement when you talk to our 2019 Junior Fairest of the Fair, Coryna Wittman. She is prepared and ready to inform you about what she loves and hopes you will love about the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin”.
Coryna is the daughter of Cory and Angela Wittman of Kaukauna. In fall she will be in the seventh grade at Riverview Middle School where she is on the high honor roll with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the gymnastics team at school and she participates in the DePere Soccer League. Coryna has received Student Shout-Outs for being a role model, a good student and an active listener.
As a three-year member of the Friendly Valley 4-H Club, Coryna is the current Secretary. Her projects include horses, swine, chickens, turkeys, arts and crafts. She is especially excited to exhibit a market hog for the second year. She has received many blue ribbons for her projects and is especially proud of having a project in the running for a Merit Award for two years. It is her personal goal to have one of her arts and crafts projects selected for a merit award. She will enjoy her third year of 4-H Camp this year and plans to continue attending in the future. Prior to being a 4-H Club member, Coryna participated in Kaukauna Girl Scouts.
In her free time Coryna enjoys camping and kayaking with her family. She is also a volunteer at her church and participates in Christian Education at Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Coryna loves the Calumet County Fair and has given personal tours to friends encouraging them to join 4-H and be involved. Her excitement ignites when you talk to her about all the activities at the fair.
Join Coryna Labor Day weekend at the Calumet County Fair for and UnFAIRGOATable time, with unforgettable memories.
Get your “Ticket to Fun” is a quote that our 2018 Fairest of the Fair, Melody Thiel has been spreading throughout the county and beyond. Melody is energetic and always willing to lend a helping hand. She invites you to join her Labor Day Weekend at the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” for four fun filled days!
Melody is the daughter of Doug and Janice Thiel of Hilbert. She is a graduate of Brillion High School where she was on the Honor Roll for four years, a Gold Medal Holder at the state level in Forensics and was the Outstanding Junior Girl in 2016. Her activities included Forensics, National Honors Society, Spanish Club, Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Big Brother / Big Sisters. Melody was a two-year member of the swimming team; she participated in her high school musicals, and was a member of the Badger State Girl Choir. Melody is currently a Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor at the Brillion Community Center.
Melody will enter her sophomore year this fall at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse pursuing a Radiation Therapy Degree. She would like to work in a setting where she can help others improve and grow on their path to recovery. She plans to study abroad in hopes to become more fluent in her Spanish as she feels it will be beneficial in her professional life. At UW-LaCrosse, Melody participates in the Outdoor Recreation Community, Global Buddies, Spanish Club and Botany Club.
Melody is an 11-year member of Calumet County 4-H and is currently a member of Sunset Lake 4-H. Club. She has served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. She has won the 4-H Speaking Contest in her age category 9th – 12th grade in 2014 and 2015. As an exhibitor of the Calumet County Fair, she has shown Beef Market Steers and in 2010 received the award for the Best Rate of Gain and Best Holstein Steer. She also participated in 4-H Camp. She was the 2012 Junior Fairest of the Fair Runner-up. Prepping for the fair each year has been the highlight of her summer and she anticipates on carrying that tradition on by helping her sisters, Crystal and Brittany and brother Austin as they prepare for the fair.
In her free time Melody enjoys reading, swimming and volunteering. As a member of St. John / Sacred Heart Parish, she has been a first grade religious education teacher and volunteers in the Packer Game Day Food Stand at Lambeau Field.
Melody reflects: “The Calumet County Fair has always been the highlight of my summer. I love going to the fair to participate and to see all the unique exhibits and talents that other exhibitors display. The fair has been an amazing opportunity for me growing up and I would like to encourage other youth and adults to participate as an exhibitor or as a volunteer."
You’ll find Melody helping out her family and friends along the way to an exciting fair experience. She can’t wait to celebrate “Fair by Day, Festival by Night” with you!
2018 Junior Fairest of the Fair, Emily Boll has her ticket! Do you have your “Ticket to Fun?” Excited to be the official junior hostess of the 162nd Calumet County Fair and ready to greet fair goers! Anticipation makes her smile bigger!
Emily is the daughter of Dan and Kris Boll of Chilton. She will be in the 6th grade at Chilton Middle School this fall. Emily is on the A Honor Roll and placed second in the school Geography Bee. She had the extreme honor to participate in the 2018 AWAKE Choral Festival held at Silver Lake College. Emily is active in Library Club, Chilton Elementary School; Cinderella as the mouse chorus, Sleeping Beauty as Sleeping Beauty and Seussical the Musical as Sour Kangaroo. Chilton Middle School musical Emily was an understudy for the part as Mulan, Groomer, and was a member of the daughter’s chorus. As a member of the Calumet County Community Theatre Emily shared her talent in the lead role as Annie in the 2017 production of Annie and in Mary Poppins she was a member of the toy chorus – her passion of singing by sharing her voice and talent. She also plays the flute in the fifth grade band. In the future Emily would like to attend one of the University of Wisconsin schools to become an Elementary School Teacher.
As a member of the Chilton Tip-Top 4-H Club, she has been the Reporter for two years. She has received a first place in her age group for the demonstration and speaking contests. She is active in her church and the AWANA Club, receiving the Alpha, Excellence and Challenge Awards. Her hobbies include dance, soccer, volleyball, camping, snowmobiling, arts and crafts, singing, theatre, and playing piano. She has also received several NADC Dance Competition Awards.
Emily’s shares: “The highlight of my summer is attending and exhibiting at the Calumet County Fair. I would love to share the excitement of the fair with others.” Come and share the fair with Emily, she will be the one humming and dancing her way across the fairground! Her bright eyes and enthusiasm is infectious so join her for “Fair by Day, Festival by Night” at the Calumet County Fair!
Ashley Pagel our 2017 Fairest of the Fair is excited, organized and full of energy to welcome fair goers to “Monsters on the Midway” Labor Day Weekend at the Calumet County Fair. Ashley is the daughter of Eric and Cathy Pagel of Chilton.
As a graduate of Chilton High School, Ashley was involved in the National Honor Society, Gold Honor Role and a Badger Girl’s State Representative. She was a member of the Tennis Team, received Third Team All-Conference Honors, Most Valuable Player for three years and the Tigers Team Captain for two years. She was honored with the Carl Hofmeister Athletic Award and the Chilton Chamber of Commerce Citizenship
Award. As the Vice-President of the AFS Club, she had the privilege to host a student from Germany. She represented her Senior Class as a representative on the Student Council and was the Assistant Editor-In-Chief of the Yearbook Committee.
Ashley furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls were she was on the Dean’s List. She currently enjoys her position as a Special Education Paraprofessional at Chilton Elementary School where she hopes and aspires to help her students not only academically but personally as well. She wants to help them grow and enjoys seeing them achieve different things every day and values that rewarding experience. She is also a Certified Nursing Assistant and enjoys her responsibilities
and residents at Libby’s House in Chilton.
Ashley doesn’t remember not ending the summer without visiting and participating in the Calumet County Fair. As a 13-year member of the Pine Creek 4-H Club, she held the offices of Treasurer, Reporter and Secretary. Her favorite project was showing her Registered Quarter Horse, Sunny, and Miniature Horse, Ellie. She also showed swine and sheep, receiving the Best Rate of Gain in the Sheep Division of the Market Animal Sale in 2005. She was a very successful showman in all species. She has been an exhibitor at the State 4-H Horse Show and received a Grand Champion Award in the Horse Creative Writing / Scrapbooking category, as well as a Top Ten Scrapbooking and Short Story recognition. As a 4-H alumnus she has volunteered on judging day in the horse arena and during the Calumet County Horse Promoters Speed Show and has helped on pre-judging day. Ashley was honored to be the Farm Bureau Princess in 2009.
Her involvement in her faith at Saint Martin Lutheran Church finds her singing as a member of the Choir, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Young People’s Society Leadership and the Founder and Leader of “Mission Possible” where she completed a mission trip this summer to New Orleans, LA, where she had the experience to work in a soup kitchen and painted a house. She can’t wait for the next adventure!
Ashley reflects; “The Calumet County Fair was always one of my favorite times of the year. The smells and sounds always got me excited for the fair to start. One of my favorite memories was showing my animals – especially horses at the fair. In becoming the Fairest of the Fair, I would like to help influence younger 4-H by sharing my past experiences and encouraging them to pave the way to their 4-H future."
Ashley can't wait to see all of you this Labor Day weekend for the Calumet County Fair's
“Monsters on the Midway.” Make sure to stop by and ask her what the fair has to offer this year. You never know what new and exciting things there are to see and do. She loves answering questions about the fair and make sure to ask how her experience as Fairest of the Fair has been these last few months. It has been a wonderful whirlwind leading up to her "fair-vorite" time of the year!
Gabrielle Bures, the 2017 Junior Fairest of the Fair, is excited to be official junior hostess of “Monsters on the Midway”. With a smile and a polite greeting, she is eager to meet and greet fair attendees. Gabby is the daughter of Deborah and Jerry Bures of rural Brillion. She has four older brothers: Andy, Jonah, Aaron and Seth as well as a younger sister, Grace.
Gabrielle, is home-schooled and will be in the 8th Grade this fall. She is a member of the Brillion Home School Group. She enjoys taking part of Potter Softball, PUSH Youth Group and being a volunteer at the Brillion Nature Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, arts and crafts. Taking care of the animals on her family hobby farm is also something that Gabby enjoys. She especially likes her cats-- don’t ask which one is her favorite; that is a question that does not have a definitive answer – she loves them all. In the future Gabby would like to become a registered nurse, a goal that comes in part from wanting to help her parents care for her older brother, Jonah. When Gabby talks about Jonah you know that she is a caring and loving sister. You may have noticed Jonah supporting his little sister at many of the area parades this summer. Gabby helped her family convert his mobile chair into his very own Monster Truck. If Gabby continues to pursue the nursing career she is sure to be an awesome caring nurse.
Gabby is an active member of the Sunset Lake 4-H Club. Her many projects include, poultry, foods, flower arranging, photography, art and crafts. She has received several honors including, 2015 Best of Show 4-H Foods Review, 2014 Merit Award for her flower arrangement and the Judges Choice Photography Award – Simple Background and Leading Lines.
She loves to share her excitement about participating in the Calumet County Fair; 4-H projects, market animal auction, displaying her show poultry, 4-H foods auction, family entertainment and enjoying the entertainment in the pavilion with her family and friends. You may see her creations in the 4-H food auction and she hopes she will be a chosen to sell her poultry in the market animal sale.
Gabby invites everyone to come and share the Calumet County Fair with her “Monsters on the Midway” is sure to be a memory making event.
As the official hostess of the Calumet County Fair, Jackie McGlin, the 2016 Fairest of the Fair enthusiastically invites you to join her for “FINS and FEATHERS” Labor Day Weekend. Jackie is the daughter of Jeff and Judy McGlin of Forest Junction. A graduate of Brillion High School, she was involved in band, poms, arts and FFA. Jackie is currently attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College pursuing a degree in Prototype and Design. In the future she hopes to use her creativity in this diverse and expanding field.
Jackie’s fair story started early, making her first visit to the fair two days after birth. She doesn’t remember that visit, but has created many cherished fair memories throughout her 13 years as a member of the Friendly Valley 4-H Club, many times celebrating with a birthday cake purchased from the 4-H Foods Auction. She has enjoyed exhibiting cultural arts, sewing, painting, photography, cake decorating, baking, rabbits and horses. She thrived in her leadership qualities as the President of her 4-H Club.
Jackie discovered a love for horses at a very young age, and pursued her passion for learning about her animal of choice through 4-H and FFA. With a need for speed and athletic competition, she excelled in the sport of barrel racing. She is a member of the Calumet County Horse Promoters, National Barrel Racing Association (NBRA), and National Barrel Racing Association (NBRA). She has been an NBRA and IBRA World qualifier and competitor, earning many awards for her efforts. Jackie enjoys sharing what she has learned with other youth through her continued involvement in horse activities. She has won awards for her horse art at the State 4-H Horse Show and participated in the State 4-H Clothing Revue. Jackie also participated in several 4-H Exchange Trips where she enjoyed traveling and exploring.
Jackie represented the Calumet County fair as the 2007 Junior Fairest of the Fair for “Chasin’ Fun, Horsin’ Around” when we were privileged to host the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
Jackie has been instrumental in the addition of the lnternational Barrel Racing Association event that will be a part of the entertainment Friday, September 2, 2016 in the horse arena. Barrel Racers from across the state have been invited to participate. This is a sanctioned event and participant will earn points to add to their yearly total.
Jackie reflects: “The Calumet County Fair has been in my heart and soul since I was two days old. I believe my fair participation has made me the person I am today. Our fast changing society can leave the traditions the fair in the dust and I do not want that to happen. I would like to get more community participation and shape our county fair for the future. Never stop improving is my personal motto and it can be applied throughout life, especially at the fair. Being the Fairest of the Fair is an honor and the most effective way I can give back after all the years of friendships, competitive experience and self-discipline I have gained.”
Jackie encourages everyone to join her Labor Day weekend at the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” for “Fins and Feathers” celebrating – Fair by Day, Festival by Night!
The 2016 Junior Fairest of the Fair, Allyson Roehrig is ready and eager to serve as this year’s official junior hostess. When she talks about the fair she has a smile so big you can’t see her eyes! Ally is the daughter of Jason and Danielle Roehrig of Hilbert. As a High Honor Roll student she will be in the 8th Grade at Hilbert Middle School this fall. She is a student council representative, participates in Girl Empower and plays her flute in the High School Pep Band. She also enjoys being a member of the volleyball, basketball and track teams. Ally has received the Student of the Month Award and was chosen to participate in the academic bowl. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking and taking photos, working with her animals; dog, rabbit, pigs and pony on her grandparent’s farm.
As a member of the Friendly Valley 4-H Club she is the current Reporter and participates in the Adopt A Highway clean-up, wrapping gifts for Harbor House, makes blankets for River of Hope and donates to the Jeans for Teens Drive. Her 4-H projects include swine, crafts, rabbits, cats and crops. One of Ally’s special talents includes teaching her pig to sit like a dog for a treat. She has also participated in Girl Scouts and has numerous awards for her efforts. She enjoys volunteering at her church’s spaghetti supper and is a Server at Sunday Mass.
Ally is quoted: “I love the opportunity to learn more about the fair. I would like to motivate more youth to become agriculturally involved. I want to spread awareness to the community about the importance of agriculture and how the fair is a place to exhibit and promote agriculture awareness. The fair has given me so much over the years that I would like to give back.”
Her positive attitude and infectious enthusiasm is always accompanied by a huge smile when she talks about the fair and is always eager to learn more about what it takes to make our fair better.
Although Ally appears to be shy, that isn’t so when it comes to promoting the fair! Ally can’t wait to share a smile for with you at the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” Labor Day Weekend for “Fins and Feathers”.
Gloria Kesler, the 2015 Fairest of the Fair is excited to be the official hostess of “Home Grown Fun” at the 2015 Calumet County Fair! Gloria is the daughter of Robert and Lucy Kesler of Menasha. A graduate of Saint Mary Central High School, Gloria was involved in softball, forensics, musicals and show choir. She has been honored by receiving the Strive Award, Christian Living Award and Principal’s Award as well as the Softball and Forensics Team Captain. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, majoring in Agriculture Education and Communications in a non-teaching environment. Her goal is to continue to be a defendant of agriculture by assisting in the advancement of communication in the agricultural industry. While in college she has been active in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Block and Bridle organization, and served as the 2014-2015 Vice President. She enjoys attending conferences hosted by the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, as well as World Beef Expo and Farm Technology Days.
Enthusiasm for agricultural and the fair was cultivated through participation in activities on her families large hobby farm. Pinzgauer beef cattle, pigs, horses, chickens, goats and a donkey or two have made their homes at the Kessler’s farm. As a member of the Darboy Ever-Alert 4-H Club, Gloria exhibited her leadership skills as the club President and was the recipient of the 2013 4-H Key Award. As a counselor at Camp Bird she was the Junior Camp Director and Junior Recreational Coordinator. Her passion is exhibiting Pinzgauer beef cattle at county, state and national shows. She was awarded the Senior Showman in both 2013 and 2014 at the Midwest Pinzgauer Show in Sedalia, Missouri.
Gloria’s first memory of the fair is having her Mom find her in the goat barn when she was supposed to be in the show ring as a pre-4-H showman. That year she showed in shorts, Polly Pocket sandals and pigtails. She has come a long way and now shares her fitting and showmanship skills with younger exhibitor’s (which includes always wear boots in the show ring).
Gloria invites everyone to join in the “Home Grown Fun” at the Calumet County Fair Labor Day Weekend. Quick wit, fond memories and quotable quotes will be shared!
Gloria was chosen as the 2016 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair on January 13, 2016 at the Wisconsin Association of Fair’s Convention held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. She will travel Wisconsin promoting the Wisconsin State Fair, as well as all Wisconsin county fairs.
Elizabeth Wagner, 2015 Junior Fairest of the Fair, invites you to share a big smile with her at the Calumet County Fair while enjoying “Home Grown Fun”. Elizabeth is the daughter of Robert and Tracy Wagner of Chilton. As an Honor Roll student she will be in the 7th Grade at Chilton Middle School this fall. She enjoys participating in cross country, basketball, musicals and Math Counts. Elizabeth has received the Caught Being Good Award and Math Competition Honors. In her free time she enjoys riding her horse “Lucky”, sewing, cake decorating and playing the piano.
Elizabeth is the active member of the Chilton Tip-Top 4-H Club, serving as the current Treasurer and the past Reporter. Elizabeth spends her summers getting her fair projects ready for exhibiting at the fair. Practicing her horse and attending clinics to better her horsemanship skills, enjoying her rabbits, sewing projects and baking is part of her preparations. Elizabeth is quoted: “Many of my friends do not like the end of summer, but I do. To me the end of summer means it is time for the Calumet County Fair!” You can see the love of the fair by the twinkle in her eyes and the big smile on her face.
Have some “Home Grown Fun” at the 2015 Calumet County Fair with Elizabeth and her enthusiastic energy and smile!
Elizabeth enjoyed accomplishing one of her goals during her reign as the 2015 Junior Fairest of the Fair by being awarded the Junior Horse Exhibitors Sportsmanship Award.
Erica Lamers is excited to be the official hostess of “Music, Magic and Moo’s” at the 2014 Calumet County Fair! Erica is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Lamers of Brillion. A 2011 graduate of Brillion High School, Erica was very involved in FFA and track. She served as the past FFA President. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and majoring in Agriculture Education and will be graduating in May of 2015. While in college she has been very active in various organizations and has served as the Collegiate FFA President, the Philanthropy Chair for Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture society. Erica has volunteered in local schools by working with students with special needs. She hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming an Ag Educator, she states “it would be great to be in Calumet County and if that doesn’t happen, the closer the better, I love this area!"
Erica’s family operates a large hobby farm which includes dairy goats, poultry, sheep, pigs, and a few calves. Erica was an active member of the Shooting Stars 4-H Club for 11 years and held various leadership roles in her club. She has been an exhibitor at the Calumet County Fair since she was in fifth grade. Some of her projects included goats, horses, poultry, arts and crafts, and photography. Erica also represented Calumet County at the Wisconsin State Fair with her goats and was a State 4-H Horse Show exhibitor. Erica comments “the fair brings me back to the greatest memories that anyone could ever ask for, I hope to encourage others to make memorable fair experiences by sharing mine”. Agriculture and the fair have made a huge impact on her life and to promote both throughout the summer is a dream come true. Erica shares “I remember working all year to get everything ready for the fair and then sharing with fair attendees about the projects that I did. It gives such motivation to youth exhibitors when they know that other people are interested in their projects.”
Erica is both honored and excited to serve as the Calumet County Fairest of the Fair and is on the “moo-ve” to make this the best year yet!
Hannah Roehrig, 2014 Junior Fairest of the Fair, wants to share the “Magic” of the Calumet County Fair with everyone she meets. Hannah is the daughter of Todd and Stacie Roehrig of Brillion. Hannah finished 8th Grade at Trinity Lutheran School in spring and will be a freshman at Brillion High School. Hannah’s future goals include becoming a County Extension Agent or an Equine Therapist. Her long list of ambitions includes photography, art, volleyball, basketball, track, drama productions, horseback riding and reading.
Hannah is the President of New Horizons 4-H Club and exhibits many projects at the fair. Arts and crafts are one of her favorites, along with photography; she has sewn a dress that was selected to be displayed at State Fair and a photograph that is on display at the Court House. Hannah also exhibits dairy cattle, goats, rabbits, ducks, and chickens and has won numerous awards for vocal performance. She has participated in the 4-H Speaking Contest, Demonstration Contest and Spelling Bees.
Dreams and goals do come true if you put your heart and soul into your dream. Hannah Roehrig the 2014 Junior Fairest of the Fair has done just that. She loves the fair and you can tell it when you meet her and feel her enthusiasm for the Calumet County Fair.
Both Erica and Hannah are excited to be the official hostesses of the 2014 Calumet County Fair, they invite you to come and experience “Music, Magic and Moo’s” Labor Day Weekend at the Calumet County Fair.
Kayla Krahn, the 2013 Calumet County Fairest of the Fair, is hopping with enthusiasm to promote “Kids and Kangaroos” at the Calumet County Fair. Loving the fair and sharing her excitement for the fair comes naturally for Kayla, at the word “fair” she smiles and is ready to share her experiences. Her time as fairest has been busy with parades, festivals, day care visits and other community activities where she can share her fair story.
Kayla is a 2012 graduate of Brillion High School where she was actively involved in band, flag squad, FFA, Sting Cancer and National Honor Society. Kayla has held leadership roles in both FFA and Sting Cancer. She competed in many different contest in FFA, some of which allowed her to compete at a national level.
Kayla is currently attending Fox Valley Technical College pursuing a degree in Agri-business / Animal-Plant Science. Kayla is a member of PAS, which has allowed her to compete at State and National competitions. Furthering her education, in the fall of 2014 Kayla will attend UW Platteville pursuing a degree in Agriculture Education.
Kayla has been a 4-H member for twelve years and is currently a member of the Farm & Home 4-H Club. She has held the position of Vice President, Secretary, and Reporter. She will graduate from 4-H this year and will become the clubs crop leader. At the Calumet County Fair, Kayla has exhibited dairy, photography, crafts and home environment.
Kayla’s enthusiasm for the fair is contagious, she is excited to fulfill a goal by representing the Calumet County Fair as the 2013 Fairest of the Fair making her the official hostess of the four day event. She is energized and ready to meet and greet fair goers for “Kids and Kangaroos”, she just thinks it should be Kids, Cows and Kangaroos.
Ana Rank is bouncing with excitement to be promoting and partaking with the “Kids and Kangaroos” as the 2013 Calumet County Junior Fairest of the Fair for this year’s Aussie Kingdom. Her contagious smile and passion for the fair will be felt throughout the county and beyond as she visits days cares, libraries, picnics and participating in several parades. All promoting the fair she adores.
Ana is a cheerful daughter of Chris and Tracy Rank from Brillion. Ana will be entering seventh grade at Brillion Middle School. During the year, Ana is very active in several extracurricular activities. At school she plays percussion in the band , participates in volleyball, is a past member of “Say Yes to Your Best” community service club and received the Celebrating Student Success Award in 2012 while maintaining her membership this year to the “A” Honor Roll. She is a member of the Sunset Lake 4-H Club and shows swine at the fair. In 2013 , Ana raised the Grand Champion Market Swine and also received the Showmanship Award. Other activities she partakes in at 4-H include Winter Leadership Camp, fund raising and volunteering at the 4-H Food Stand at the Fair. Ana also enjoys horse riding in her spare time and has taken over a year of English saddle bred riding lessons. Ana has a true passion for the fair and animals. Her hopes and dreams are to become a veterinarian in the future.
Ana is very excited to meet and greet you during the upcoming summer and really hopes you join her at the Calumet County Fair on Labor Day Weekend in an Australian adventure as we meet kangaroos, wallabies, and even baby joeys!
Gina Geiser, the 2012 Calumet County Fairest of the Fair, is thrilled to be able to “Rock the Flock” at the Calumet County Fair this year. Gina’s love of the fair and excitement in promoting it has made for an unforgettable summer of parades, festivals, and various community visits.
Gina is a 2011 graduate of Chilton High School where she received high honors and participated in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. She was a member of the Chilton High School Symphonic Band through which she competed at Solo & Ensemble for four years and also participated in Pep Band, Stage Band for the musical Footloose and was selected to be in the Olympian Conference Honors Band. As a member of Chilton High’s Forensics team, Gina was a state qualifier all four years of high school and received perfect scores at the State competition in her three final years. Her love of public speaking also prompted her to take part in the CHS Drama production “Welcome to Carnie” where she held one of the lead roles. Gina was also an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America organization for two years, qualifying to the State competition her senior year. Additional organizations she was a member of include Student Council, Yearbook staff, Book Club, Student Activities, S.H.A.R.E, and National Honor Society.
Gina is currently attending Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. At Marquette, she enjoys cheering on the basketball team, spending time with friends, and learning about new things.
Gina graduated from the Calumet County 4-H program in 2011 after spending 13 years as a member of Pine Creek 4-H Club. During her time at Pine Creek, she enjoyed holding the leadership roles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Additionally, Gina enjoyed sharing her passion for 4-H with all members of the club. Gina also enjoyed traveling through 4-H on trips including the 4-H Interstate Exchange to Pennsylvania, the American Spirit Trip, and the Citizenship Washington Focus Trip. At the Calumet County Fair, she showed projects including sewing, arts and crafts, plants, cake decorating and beef. Gina also exhibited sewing projects at two Wisconsin State Fairs, including one item of clothing that earned a State Merit Award. Especially fond of beef, Gina prides herself in having shown market steers for seven years—including one Grand Champion, one Bred and Owned Champion, and two Showmanship awards.
Gina is truly proud and excited to be spending her summer as Calumet County’s Fairest of the Fair, serving as the official hostess of “The Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin”. Gina looks forward to meeting fairgoers and creating another enjoyable Calumet County Fair!
Mikayla TeBeest the 2012 Jr. Fairest of the Fair is excited to be a part of “Rock the Flock” at the 2012 Calumet County Fair. Mikayla has spent her summer promoting the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” with appearances in parades, at picnics, at nursing home visits, as well as daycare visits. Mikayla is the 14-year old daughter of Tracey Stebane and Bryan TeBeest and is excited to start her Freshman year at Brillion Public High School. Mikayla also has a step-mother Heather, brother Cody, who is in the 6th grade, and a step-brother Nathan who is a sophmore. Mikayla has participated in various clubs and activities while attending Brillion. She also participates in band, where she competed in solo and ensemble. She has gotten two gold medals for her solo where she played the trumpet, and the band ensemble, where she played the french horn. She got a silver medal for her trio where she also played the trumpet. Mikayla has been a member of the Friendly Valley 4-H Club for 9 years. An interesting fact is that the Friendly Valley 4-H Club is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year and there has been someone in her family in the club for the last 60 years whether it is grandfather, mom, uncles, cousins, and brother.
Mikayla started exhibiting at the Calumet County Fair when she was just 2-1/2 years old showing ponies. She has spent many hours in this project area and has won many ribbons and trophies as a reward for her time and effort. Throughout her 4-H experience, Mikayla has also exhibited cultural arts, clothing, foods, photography, rabbits, poultry, communications, junior leadership, woodworking, robotics, as well as many others. When Mikayla is not on her horse you can find her reading, practicing volleyball, texting her friends, being active in PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens) where she is a youth leader or babysitting. This past summer Mikayla participated in her first mission trip to St. Paul, MN where she spent a week working with children and packaging meals for the hungry. She is eagerly anticipating her next mission trip. After graduation, Mikayla is considering a career as a veterinarian or pediatrician.
Mikayla has loved the opportunity to be the 2012 Jr. Fairest of the Fair and is eagerly awaiting the chance to meet each of you and create many more memories at the Calumet County Fair.
Nicole Wittmann the 2011 Calumet County Fairest of the Fair is very excited to “Moove and Groove” with everyone at the fair this year. She has been very active this summer promoting the Fair in parades, Sundae on the Farm, ice cream socials and visiting day cares, summer schools and libraries.
Nicole is a 2010 graduate of Hilbert High School where she participated in many extra-curricular activities. She was a member of the National Honor Society for two years, medaled for three years at state Forensics, was President of Teens Against Tobacco Use and Students Against Destructive Decisions and a member of the yearbook club. She was three-sport athlete all four years: track, volleyball, basketball (managing for three years) and Cross Country Manager for one year. She was also extremely active in the fine arts, including band and was in four school musicals, and three school plays.
Nicole is currently attending Concordia University of Wisconsin where she is majoring in Lutheran Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. She is very active in various activities at college including TNT (Tuesday Night Thing) Bible Study, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Association of Concordia Theater, Drama Ministry, Music Club, and Math Club. She also participates in Pep Band and was in two college plays. She enjoys spreading her Christian faith with others and her dream is to travel overseas for mission work.<br /><br />Nicole is also active in her church. She was a member of her Church’s youth group since she was in seventh grade and attended two National Youth Gatherings in Orlando and New Orleans.
Nicole has been a member of 4-H for eight years and is currently a member of the Sunset Lake 4-H club where she held the leadership positions of Treasurer, Vice President, President and Reporter. She is very active in County wide activities in 4-H: Traveling and Hosting Pennsylvania in the 4-H Exchange, was a member of Teen Leaders, attended the State 4-H Youth Conference, and traveled to Washington D.C. for Citizen Washington Focus. She enjoys participating in the Calumet County Fair by displaying projects in sewing, baking, photography, and arts &crafts. She is honored to receive the 2011 Calumet County 4-H Key Award.
If you want to meet a very outgoing, and spontaneous person, Nicole is the one to get to know. She loves meeting new people and getting to know them. She is excited to see everyone at the fair for a Moovin’ and Groovin’ good time! "4-H has greatly influenced my life in many ways. It has brought me out of my shell and has transformed me into the most outgoing, rambunctious person you will ever meet. I hope one day, all youth will have the chance to join and experience the joys of 4-H.”
Abby Sabel is excited to serve as the 16th Junior Fairest of the Fair and to be a part of “Moovin’ and Groovin’” at the 2011 Calumet County Fair. She has been in the groove of promoting the fair at area parades, picnic, schools, libraries and events.
Abby is the energetic daughter of Cari and Jerry Sabel of Chilton. She attends Chilton High School where she will be a freshman. In her years of schooling she has participated in many clubs and organizations. She has been in student council for three years and is very excited to be the freshman class vice president. Abby has been in FFA for one year and plans to continue with the FFA in her high school years. Although Abby loves all these things, her favorite club is drama. She has been in seven musicals, soon to be eight. Her parts in these musicals include; Shanti (The Jungle Book), Narrator (Aladdin), a Soldier (Mulan), a Pirate (pirates of Panzance), Mrs. Hannigan (Annie), Madame De La Grande Bouche (Beauty and the Beast). This fall Abby will play a Lady in Waiting in the musical Once Upon a Mattress.
For the past four years Abby has spent much of her summer in softball. Her team has won their league tournament twice and a non-league tournament once. Her favorite place to be on the softball field is second base. When Abby is not at softball in the summer, you will find her in the barn. Abby works very hard to prepare her dairy and beef animals for fair. She has shown dairy for seven years and at the Wisconsin State fair for one. This is her first year showing beef. With her beef, she went to state fair and regionals (where she proudly took fourth overall junior). Abby has three older sisters, Molly will be a junior at UW Green Bay, Heidi will be a sophomore at Marian Collage, and Steffi will be a freshman at Fox Valley Tec in Appleton. After high school, Abby plans to go to either UW-Madison or UW-Plattville to become a large animal vet. Above all, Abby has loved being the 2011 Junior Fairest of the Fair, and her experience would not have been complete without the Fairest of the Fair, Nicole Wittmann.
Jennifer Loderbauer the 2010 Calumet County Fairest of the Fair is looking forward to celebrating “Fun for the Whole Herd”, Labor Day Weekend. Jennifer’s love for the fair and her desire to promote and invite visitors to the annual fair are noted by her willingness to share her experiences of fair activities. Jennifer has been busy this summer visiting day cares, libraries, picnics and participating in several parade, all promoting the fair she admires.
Jennifer will be attending St. Norbert College in DePere this coming fall where she will be pursuing a major in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish and possibly Special Education. She hopes to spend one semester studying abroad in Toledo, Spain. Once she graduates she would like to be teaching third graders, preferably at a private school. Currently, Jennifer is employed at Dyslexia Reading Connection in Appleton, tutoring a girl twice a week to improve her reading and spelling skills. Jennifer is a recent 2010 graduate of St. Mary Central High School in Neenah, where she was the valedictorian of her class. She was extremely active in extracurricular events throughout her high school years. All four years Jennifer was a three sport athlete; playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was the senior class president, president of National Honors Society, and Vice President of Earth Club. Jennifer also participated in a variety of the fine arts; she was in seven school plays, band, choir, and the only senior in the NOW! Show Choir. To finish off her list Jennifer participated in Spanish Honors Society, Key Club, and Chess Club
Outside of school Jennifer is extremely active in her church. She has been an altar server and a leader at Vacation Bible School since the fifth grade. She is a lector at mass and assists with training altar servers. She is a member of her church’s youth ministry team, the Chazoo Warriors, in which she helps to plan and lead retreats and promote the mass to teenagers. Along with activities within her church, Jennifer strives to improve her faith life outside of church. This summer will be her sixth summer attending Catholic Heart Workcamp, a week-long service retreat where Jennifer has done such things as painting, assisting the elderly, and working with underprivileged children. Also, she attends Catholic Youth Expeditions to enhance not only her spiritual being but her physical health as well following their motto, “Camp, Pray, Hike.” She has also represented the Green Bay Diocese at two National Catholic Youth Conferences. Jennifer has been a member of the Darboy Ever Alert 4-H Club for the past eight years. She has held the position of President, Vice President, Secretary, Reporter, and Treasurer. She loves to participate in the Calumet County Fair by exhibiting such projects as decoupage, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, cake-decorating, and rabbits. In 2006, Jennifer had the privilege of serving as the Junior Fairest of the Fair for Calumet County and helped to celebrate “150 Years of Tradition.”
When Jennifer was asked what is the one thing you have been involved in as the Fairest of the Fair that you couldn’t have imagined doing before receiving the title, she answered, “I never imagine being this active in the fair. I have always been drawn to the wonders of our fair, but never did I dream I would play such a role in the fair and helping make it a great experience for everyone. I love being able to contribute to a place I have grown up loving.” When Jennifer was asked what inspired her to run for the title of Fairest of the Fair she replied “My quest for Fairest originally started at a Sundae on the Farm when I was younger, I saw the Fairest and the Junior Fairest and asked my dad about them. He told me the Jr. Fairest wasn’t that much older than I was at the time, so when I was old enough I tried out and I loved being the Jr. Fairest, it was so much fun I had to come back again as I wanted to represent my fair as the Fairest.” When asked how she thought the fairest program would help her in the future, she said “It has already helped me. I feel so comfortable meeting new people and speaking in public. This experience has given me priceless social skills and speaking abilities. It has also taught me that if things don’t go as planned you need to simply go the flow.” She encourages other individuals who would like a priceless experience to consider pursuing the title of Fairest or Junior Fairest of the Fair, there is some work involved and commitment, but the benefits are truly “priceless”! An experience that lives with you forever!
Go with the flow of “Fun for the Whole Herd” is what you can expect Jennifer to be doing all weekend long as she is the official hostess of the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin”. After asking, what is the one thing you would suggest fair attendees to see “It’s hard to pick just one thing, but I would say you have to go through the 4-H exhibits, it is so amazing to see all the work kids put into their projects. Everyone works so hard to put together a project and it means the world when as an exhibitor you walk past your project and see someone else admiring it”. Jennifer would like to invite everyone to come and experience the fair, have a good time, whether you need to relax, see some old friends, or simply go for a stroll through the animal barns. The fair is a perfect place to enjoy your holiday weekend. Jennifer concluded with I hope to see everyone at the fair and remember that the fair always lives in your heart.
Whitney Roehrig the Calumet County 2010 Junior Fairest is excited to represent the fair she describes as “One Great County, One Great Fair”. She may be a bit reserved, but her enthusiasm for the fair is electric, just ask her a question about the fair and she lights up. She loves animals as much as she loves people and looks forward to hosting everyone celebrating “Fun for the Whole Herd” at the Calumet County Fair.
Whitney attends Trinity Lutheran School in Brillion and will be an in the 8th grade this fall, where she is a high academic honors student. She participates in many extracurricular activities including: volleyball, soccer, basketball and track. Her favorite sport to be part of is track and she has won several awards and continues to improve in every meet. Whitney enjoys music and takes pleasure in playing three different instruments, piano, flute and hand-bells. Whitney also participates in her schools forensics team. Whitney likes spending time volunteering in the local community. This past summer Whitney volunteered at the Brillion Nature Center and looks forward to helping out at the Chilton Animal Shelter this upcoming summer. These experiences have assured Whitney of her future career goals. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become a veterinarian with emphasis in the area of small animal rehabilitation. In her spare time Whitney loves to read, play with her dog, Willow, and hang out with friends. She also spends time babysitting and especially enjoys watching her cousins.
Whitney has been a member of the Friendly Valley 4-H club for 2 years and has had the honor of being reporter and vice-president. She has taken pride in attending the Calumet County Fair for the past two years, and exhibiting photography and art. Her favorite displays to enter are photos of her dog and she has receive first place ribbons both years. Another favorite pastime of Whitney is spending time on her grandparents farm. She works hard training her heifer calf “Bailey” in order to show her at the fair. Together, they have taken first place, Junior champion and reserved Junior Champion two years in a row.
Whitney has thoroughly enjoyed her summer representing the Calumet County Fair at day cares, libraries, picnics and parades. When asked what she was most excited about for the upcoming fair, she commented that she is excited to be one of the official hostess of the 154th fair, she is looking forward to meeting all the great people who attend the fair each year and she hopes that some new people will come and see what a great fair Calumet County offers. When asked what is the one thing not to miss at the fair she said “a must see, is the Catch-a-Pig Contest because it is funny and everyone has a blast” asked if she has participated and she grins and says, “yes, it was a blast, you get really muddy, but it was a lot of fun trying to catch the pig”. When Whitney was asked what she thought her experience as Junior Fairest would benefit her in the future, she replied it has made her a better public speaker and how to present herself in public. When asked what is the one thing you didn’t expect as Junior Fairest she said , she didn’t realize she would be invited to attend fair board meeting, but said it has really given her a different picture of the fair and what it takes to put a fair together, she adds it has been very interesting getting to know the inside of putting on the fair, there is a lot of work to get done and a lot of people volunteering their time to get it done.
May all your days be Fair Days” is a quote that Jenna McGlin the 2009 Fairest of the Fair enjoys sharing with people she meets as she travels the highways and byways of Calumet County. Her infectious excitement for the fair blooms as a tradition of enjoying her “Fair Days” being involved in promoting the fair she loves so much.
Jenna is currently attending UW Fox Valley pursuing a degree in Education. It is Jenna’s goal to teach high school English and then continue her education for her master’s degree, after which she will seek a career as a 4-H agent. Jenna is a 2009 graduate of Brillion High School. While in high school Jenna participated in Band, Poms, Flags Squad, Destination Imagination, Cross Country, and Drama Club. Some of her greatest memories of High School will always be being chosen for Honors Band, having a lead role in Peter Pan as “Tiger Lily”, having her Destination Imagination Team make State, being the first flags person from Brillion High School to receive top honors at a Fred J Miller Flags Camp, and being the lead flag person who choreographed the routine when the band marched at Walt Disney World in April of 2009. Jenna is currently working at the Brillion community center. She is a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, first aid, CPR and AED.
Jenna has enjoyed 4-H for the past 13 years as a member of the Friendly Valley 4-H Club. Jenna had the honor to serve as President and Secretary for her club. She has also represented her club as an Outstanding Member five times. She has exhibited well over 200 entries in baking, sewing, photography, home environment, crafts, rabbits, and horseless horse. Throughout her years of exhibiting at the Calumet County Fair, she has received two merit awards, state fair entry and many other awards and ribbons.
At the County, State and National levels of 4-H, Jenna represented her Club and County at five state exchanges (including Oregon, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska), State and National Club Congress, Washington DC Focus, three years State Clothing Revue, receiving a merit award at the state level, and was honored to receive the 2009 Calumet County 4-H Key Award.
Jenna had a “Bloomin’ Good Time” as the 2005 Jr. Fairest of the Fair and is continuing to promote the fair with “Buckets of Fun” in 2009. She has visited daycares, libraries, banks, picnics, Cheese Derby, Sundae on the Farm, and eight parades. She also participated in a four day promotional event with the Timber Rattlers. She has worked very hard to organize both the Military Salute Service and the Bucket Brigade. Jenna would like to invite everyone to join her Labor Day Weekend for “Buckets of Fun”! With Jenna’s genuine fun personality and enthusiasm for the fair, she looks forward to being the official hostess at the 2009 Calumet County Fair and the opportunity to meet everyone who visit’s the fair. And as Jenna so often concludes: May all YOUR days be “Fair Days”!
“Buckets of Fun” describes Anna Hickinbotham the 2009 Junior Fairest of the Fair. Anna’s animated zeal to promote the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” can not help but be seen as she smiles her way through parades, picnics, banks, libraries and child care visits.
Anna will be in eighth grade this fall at Chilton Middle School. She enjoys participating in basketball, volleyball and track. She was the first person on her volleyball team to receive the Wilson traveling trophy award. She was also honored with the No Late Homework Award. She is a member of the Chilton Tiger Club and a member of the Chilton Middle School Band where she plays the saxophone. After high school Anna plans to pursue a career in the medical field.
As an active member of the Chilton Tip-Top 4-H Club for 7 years, Anna has been honored to serve as the club reporter for two years. She is a member of the 4-H Teen Leaders and participates in their community service activities. She has also been selected as an Outstanding Member of her club. Next year Anna looks forward to participating and traveling to another state with the 4-H Exchange program. Anna enjoys exhibiting arts, crafts, scrapbooking, photography, crops, gardening and flowers at the Calumet County Fair, and has received the honors of two Merit Awards for her Wheat Sheath and Cobs of Corn. At the 2008 fair, she exhibited eight fresh floral arrangements and was honored to receive the Master Gardeners Award in 2008.
In her free time she enjoys swimming, scrapbooking, photography and boating. This summer she wasn’t only busy filling her duties as Jr. Fairest of the Fair, as she took pleasure in babysitting her cousins. A couple of Anna’s favorite memories of her summer as Junior Fairest of the Fair was participating in Princess for a Day during Brillion Fest and promoting the fair at four Timber Rattler Games. She also enjoyed getting a taste of handing out ribbons and awards at the District Black and White Holstein Show held at the Calumet County Fair in June. As she looks forward to the fair, Anna can’t wait to hand out more ribbons and awards to all the exhibitors. Anna is excited with her outgoing personality to be the official junior hostess of the 2009 Calumet County Fair. It is sure to be an event filled with “Buckets of Fun” Labor Day Weekend.
Christina is elated to represent the Calumet County Fair as the 2008 official hostess and spokesperson. She is ready for the “WHEELS AND SQUEALS” of the annual Labor Day Weekend event. Her infectious smile and enthusiasm for the fair is felt by her presence at events as she spreads the word about the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin”, celebrating “Fair by Day, Festival by Night!"
Christina is presently attending Lakeshore Technical College pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene. Christina is a 2007 graduate of Chilton High School. While a student at Chilton High School, she participated in many activities including: Symphonic Band, Pep Band, Solo Ensemble, Senior Class Editor of CHS Yearbook, Spanish Club, SADD, and Art Club. Honors include Academic Honor Role, Lettering in Band and as a four year Football Manager. Upon graduation Christina received several prestigious scholarships including; Chilton Lions Club, Chilton Youth Club, Affinity Medical Group, and the Baker Scholarship.
As a nine year member of 4-H as a Busy Beaver, and most recently Lake View Club, she has served in the positions of Reporter, Activity Leader, Treasurer, and currently Secretary. She has represented Calumet County as a 4-H State Exchange member traveling to Kansas, Louisiana, and Oregon, as well as hosting students from these states. She has attended 4-H Camp Bird for several years, and has served as a counselor for two years.
At the Calumet County Fair, Christina has shown horses for eight years. She has qualified for the State 4-H Horse Show, and was the 2004 recipient of the Stebane Horsemanship Award. In addition, she enjoys showing cats, photography, and arts and crafts. As the 42nd Fairest of the Fair, Christina enjoyed making appearances at several banks, day care centers, and libraries. She enjoyed the enthusiasm that people shared with her as she rode in many parades, and appeared at community events such as Sunday on the Farm and the Hilbert Cheese Derby. She looks forward to continuing to promote the Calumet County Fair throughout the remainder of summer.
As Christina spends her summer of “WHEELS and SQUEALS” promoting the fair at various events, she is very excited and looking forward to serving as the official hostess at the 2008 Calumet County Fair. She will be handing out ribbons, announcing events, as well as meeting and greeting fair goers. Christina would like to invite everyone to join her at the 2008 Calumet County Fair for a “WHEELING, SQUEALING GOOD TIME!"
Amanda is “Wheeling and Squealing” with excitement to represent the Calumet County Fair as the 14th Junior Fairest of the Fair. Her excitement will be heard throughout the county and beyond its borders as she promotes the activities and events of the upcoming fair. You will see and hear her during the upcoming parade season as she spread the news of the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin”.
Amanda finished eighth grade this year at Brillion Public Schools. During the school year Amanda is active in sports. She is also a member of the Brillion FFA Chapter and plays the saxophone in the band. As a member of the Farm & Home 4-H Club, she currently holds the position of Reporter and has been honored as one of the 2006 and 2007 Outstanding Member Award. Her 4-H involvement includes participating in the club demonstration, foods review, meal planning day, dairy judging and exhibiting dairy, and art and crafts at the fair. As Amanda prepares for the upcoming fair, she enjoys spending a great deal of time working with her calf named "Princess" – a fitting name!
For a weekend in June you might see her walking to help support cancer research during "Relay for Life" at the Brillion Middle School. In memory of her Grandma Krahn and Aunt Nancy who have both lost the battled with cancer and also to show support for Grandma Haese who is a cancer survivor, Amanda has raised funds through donations and selling luminaries at the annual event. As a member of a farm family, Amanda as well as her older brother Mitchell and a younger sister Rebeka enjoy helping on the farm with various chores and looks forward to their “family tradition” of preparing their dairy animals for the Calumet County Fair each year. As a member of St. Bartholomew Church in Brillion, Amanda has been involved with the youth group and well as helping with the Vacation Bible School program.
As you can see, whether your “Wheels” are your shoes or the black rubber of a stock car, Amanda is excited to meet and greet you during the upcoming summer and she hopes to see you “Squealing” with enthusiasm this Labor Day Weekend at the Calumet County Fair."