Two contestants will compete for the 2014 Fairest of the Fair crown and reign over this year’s Vernon County Fair, Sept. 10-14. The winner will be Vernon County’s representative at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs contest in January.
The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of three judges to consider their speaking ability, personality and attitude, maturity and professionalism, poise, appearance and involvement in Vernon County activities.
The coronation will take place at the 2014 Ferris Wheel Breakfast, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. The fund-raising breakfast will be held in the Vernon Memorial Healthcare Expo Center from 7 to 11 a.m. on the Vernon County fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend.
This year’s contestants are:
• Megan Bakkum, 18, from Westby. Her parents are Brian and Jodi Bakkum and her sponsor is the Viroqua Dairy Queen.
• Alexis Dunnum, 19, from Westby. Her parents are Craig and Vickie Dunnum and her sponsor is the Viroqua Hills Golf Course.