Fair royalty crowned at gala
The 2018 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Queen Emily Geist and Princess McKenzie Miller as they were officially crowned by last year's queen, Emily Arrant, on Feb. 3.
The event was held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and was very well attended by friends, family and members of the community.
It was a very successful evening, and it could not have been so without the gracious donation of time and financial support of many.
Organizers would like to say thank you to Miss Rodeo Oregon Kayla Vincent for being the emcee for the evening, Grant Putnam for auctioneering the event, the Jefferson County Fair Board for serving the meal and year-long support, and Jean McPherson, Richard Hrabik, Garan Buller and Sue Ellen Vincent for being fantastic workers.
"We would also like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff Department and Black Bear Diner for their food donations, and to Ben and Michelle Shank for cooking such wonderful tri-tip and chicken dinner," said fair court advisor Tanya Cloutier.
Cloutier expressed thanks to the businesses and people who sponsored the Fair Court or donated items to the auctions, including: the Rotary Club of Jefferson County, Identity Zone, Snap Shots, TS and S, Bob and Jenny Doolittle, Rocky Ridge Excavation, Airshow of the Cascades, Meg Cummings and Kent Crook, Leather Girl Kelley, Homegrown Barnwood Furnishings, Savannah and Amelia Geist, Shasta Leather, Prineville Men's Wear, Giddy Up, Dixon Saddlery, and Fair Feed and Supply, all of Prineville, Kathy Watkins, Pam and Ellen Westom, Judie Moser, Ag West Supply, Abby's Pizza, Napa Auto Parts, Mazatlan Restaurant, New Basin Distillery, Bullet Rental, Donna Weaver, Dixie's in Sisters, Madras Thriftway, Wild Winds Station, Madras Auto Parts, Dana Schulke, O'Reillys, Vonda Soliz, Brandon Thompson, Riann Cornett, Jesse Neel, Madras Oil Center, The Look Salon, Chris Buller, Pape of Madras, Ace Hardware and The Antlered TeePee.
A special thanks went to Garan Buller, Harrison Buller, Brandon Thompson and Chase Ryder Wellman for being such great sports and competing for "Mr. Jefferson County."