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Kethry Nolan will get her crown January 22 at a fundraising dinner in her honor

COURTESY PHOTO - 2022 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Queen Kethry Nolan will be crowned on Saturday, Jan. 22, and a fundraiser dinner at the fairgrounds. Kethry, 20, will travel throughout Oregon this year representing the local fair and rodeo.

The 2022 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Kethry Nolan receives her crown Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in the Maccie Conroy building.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be tri-tip and chicken prepared by Lyle Rehwinkel of the Rib Rak with all the fixins'. The event includes a no host bar, live and silent auctions and fun family entertainment.

The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 6-13 and free for five and under.

The proceeds from this event will fund Nolan's year and pay for clothing and travel expenses in 2022.

Nolan is actively looking for live and silent auction donations as well as sponsors, if interested, please contact her directly or her advisors, Tanya Cloutier or Kayla Vincent.

Kethry is 20 years old and works for Kitty Lauman and lives at her horse training facility southeast of Madras.

A year-and-a-half ago, when COVID became a part of our lives, Kethry found herself out of work and not able to continue with her college studies. She expressed an interest in learning about horses and that is how she found Kitty and her Wild Foals Program.

Kethry's love of horses and equine knowledge bloomed from that moment. "I wanted to learn anything that had to do with horses. I now live in the country, and I've devoted all my time to all sorts of things that involve horses including mounted shooting, rodeo queening, training and much more. I plan on continuing my work with horses and become a horse trainer," Nolan says. She also states that this position on the court "gives me the opportunity to be an inspiration and role model to kids. I want to be able to show kids from all sorts of backgrounds that with enough dedication and hard work you can still achieve something even if it seems unattainable."

Kethry and her beautiful Palomino mare, Freda, are excited for this year's travels throughout the state of Oregon representing all of Jefferson County and its Fair and Rodeo.

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