2021 Hartford Fair Princess for a Day Program

Purpose: The idea behind this program is to allow 4-H Cloverbuds at the Hartford Fair the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a royalty member and step in to the footsteps of their role models. We hope that this opportunity also gives them a way to flourish as future leaders and 4-H members, much like the Pee Wee showmanship classes!

Who: Girls ages 5 – 8 who are enrolled as 4-H Cloverbuds during the 2021 program year (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) and are eligible for participation in the Hartford Fair.

How are they selected? A Google survey form has been created to obtain key information such as name, age, parents contact information, and days that they are available during the fair. Parents are asked to submit their entry through the online form, with the link being shared through the Hartford Fair Facebook page. Participants will be selected at random after all entries are in which are due August 4th. We plan to select two princesses for each day (Sunday through Friday), in order to keep it manageable this first year. Deadline for applying for this opportunity will be August 4th.

What will they do? Selected youth will be contacted just after the deadline in order to make arrangements to dates and times. Upon arriving to the grounds on their special day, the girls will be given both a sash and tiara to wear on throughout the day. Each Princess will be encouraged to make her way throughout the grounds (with parent supervision), but also have time during the day to shadow the 2021 Hartford Fair King and Queen, and learn more about what they do during a typical day at the fair.

How we will spread the news: In an effort to promote this program, royalty coordinator Morgan McCutcheon will hold a Facebook live segment on the Hartford Fair Facebook page to explain the new program. At that time, the link to the registration survey will also be shared.  Additionally, we plan to distribute details through the weekly 4-H Blog family email.

Potential: With this year being the first year, we will accept only the first twelve registrations. This will allow us to offer the program on a smaller scale in it’s initial year, and determine what changes are needed for future years. There is certainly potential to grow the program to allow more girls to participate – and also to obtain sponsors who would be interested in supporting the program.

For additional information, contact:

Morgan McCutcheon, Royalty Coordinator

mccutcheon.88@buckeyemail.osu | 740.616.0311

REMINDER: 2021 Rabbit and Poultry Royalty Applications Due

Licking County Rabbit Royalty Contest Application – Entry Deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  Mail applications to: Sonia Tilley, 10630 Baker Road, St. Louisville, OH  43071.

Licking County Poultry Royalty Contest Application – Entry Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021.  Mail application to: Sarah Henry 11413 Blue Jay Road, Newark, OH 43056

2021 Rabbit and Poultry Royalty Applications Are Now Available

The 2021 Rabbit Royalty and 2021 Poultry Royalty applications are now available. Please refer to the requirements, guidelines, and due dates for each application.

2021 Licking County 4-H Rabbit Royalty Application – Due Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to the address listed on the application.

2021 Licking County 4-H Poultry Royalty Application – Due Friday, May 21, 2021 to the address listed on the application.

2021 Dairy, Dairy Feeder, FCS, Goat & Shooting Sports Royalty Applications Due!

There are several royalty applications that are due by May 1st. If you are interested in applying for a royalty position, please review the guidelines of the application to ensure you qualify and where to send the completed application.

Licking County Dairy Princess Contest – Applications due by Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Mail application to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Road, Granville, OH  43023

Licking County Dairy Feeder Princess Application – Applications due by Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Mail application to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Road, Granville, OH  43023.

Licking County Family & Consumer Sciences Queen/Princess Contest Application – Applications due by May 1, 2021.  All entries should be submitted to: OSU Extension – Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH  43055.

Licking County Goat King & Queen Contest Application – Entries due no later than Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Mail entries to Lori Lee, 18355 Utica Road, Utica, OH  43080.

Licking County 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador  –  Application Entry Deadline: May 1, 2021 – Mail completed entry to:  LCSS Ambassador, c/o Jennifer Imbody, 12893 Rocky Fork Road, St. Louisville, OH  43071.