VAN WERT — The Coronation Committee has announced the search for candidates for a king and queen of the Van Wert County Fair. These people would be chosen to be ambassadors not only to the Junior Fair but also to the entire Van Wert County Fair.

Candidates must be 15 years of age and must have an open schedule throughout the fair to perform special duties such as handing out awards and trophies, giving radio interviews, and making special appearances. Any Van Wert County Jr. Fair youth meeting these qualifications may apply.

New this year are the species prince and princess. Candidates must be at least 15 years of age and also be flexible in their scheduling during fair week. Species included with this application include beef, horses, poultry, sheep, goats, and swine. Applicants may run for more than one species if desired.

Applications are due in to the Van Wert County OSU Extension Office by July 18. These applications may be picked up at the OSU Extension Office or by emailing Heather Gottke at

Any questions may be directed to the OSU Extension Office at (419) 238-1214.