Allen County Fair selects court


By Lance Mihm - [email protected]



Gabrielle Livchak, from left, Caleb Austin, Taylor Koenig and Griffen Croft were announced as Allen County Fair royalty Thursday at the fair kick-off event.


Jessica Lammers | The Lima News

LIMA — Caleb Austin and Gabrielle Livchak were crowned Allen County Fair King and Queen Thursday.

Austin is the son of Jeff and Kristi Austin and is a senior at Allen East High School. He is a Northwest Conference Scholar Athlete and All Ohio Scholar Athlete. He participates in soccer, basketball and track. He is involved in 4-H with livestock and has also done non-livestock 4-H projects. Many of his projects have represented Allen County at The Ohio State Fair. He is also serving as Allen County Pork King. He is president of Harrod Lively 4-H Club and the vice-president of Mustang Country Connections. Austin hopes to follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps to be a superintendent of the hog department at the Allen County Fair.

Gabrielle Livchak is the daughter of Rob and Amy Livchak. She is a senior at Lima Senior High School. She has been involved with 4-H for nine years, taking home economics projects with a special interest in cooking. She held the position of president two years as part of Lima Lucky Clovers, and she currently holds the position of treasurer with Luck of the Irish. Livchak has been a 4-H camp counselor for four years and has been on the Allen County Junior Fair Board for three years. Last year, she was the Junior Fair Board treasurer and this year she is the Junior Fair Board vice president.

Griffen Croft and Taylor Koenig were crowned Fair Prince and Princess.

Griffen Croft is the son of Wes and Jodi Croft. Griffen is a senior at Spencerville High School. He has been a member of the Blue Ribbon Bearcats 4-H club for 12 years, where he has recently served as the club president. Croft is also the vice president of his local FFA chapter. In 4-H and FFA, he has shown swine, poultry and market lambs as well as public speaking and knots. Croft is a member of the Allen County Junior Fair Board and is a 4-H camp counselor.

Taylor Koenig is the daughter of Tom and Tami Koenig. Koenig is a freshman at The Ohio State University at Lima. She has been involved in 4-H for 10 years, has been a member of FFA for four years, a member of Junior Fair Board for three years and has received several awards. She has taken numerous projects including foods, health, self-determined, crop and shop, pet animals, vet science and livestock projects. Her school activities include the National Honor Society, marching, concert, jazz and pep band, and served as band president and section leader her senior year. She also participated in the choir. She served as reporter for the Spencerville FFA for two years as well as historian for one year, earning top honors for her officer books. She has held several offices in her 4-H club, most recently serving as president for four years.

Gabrielle Livchak, from left, Caleb Austin, Taylor Koenig and Griffen Croft were announced as Allen County Fair royalty Thursday at the fair kick-off event.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_20160811_202636.jpgGabrielle Livchak, from left, Caleb Austin, Taylor Koenig and Griffen Croft were announced as Allen County Fair royalty Thursday at the fair kick-off event. Jessica Lammers | The Lima News

By Lance Mihm

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Reach Lance Mihm at 567-242-0409 or at [email protected]

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