FAIR: Opening ceremony features royalty


The 2014 Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen Ben Klier nad Michaela Price greet the visitors this year.

The 2014 Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen Ben Klier nad Michaela Price greet the visitors this year.


A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.


A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.


A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.


A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.


A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.


Fair president Kim Meyers was shocked that 170 years have already passed since the fair started in 1845.


Meredith Meyers of Wellington was all smiles in preparation for the announcement of the 2015 fair queen.


Adam Cordy of LaGrange


Austin Washburn of New London


Alexandra Sabine of Elyria


Emily Klier of Wellington


Madeline Ott of Vermilion


Katie Cline of Amherst


Madeline Ott was crowned first runner-up.


Photos by Jason Hawk | Civitas Media

Junior Fair royalty had a chance to shine Monday as they took the stage during the Lorain County Fair opening ceremony. Kim Meyers, president of the LCF board, reflected on the history of the fair and how, when started in 1845, James K. Polk was president of the United States and Florida was just becoming a state. He also took the opportunity to thank all the people whose efforts make the fair possible each year.

The 2014 Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen Ben Klier nad Michaela Price greet the visitors this year.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7534.jpgThe 2014 Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen Ben Klier nad Michaela Price greet the visitors this year.

A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7541.jpgA group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.

A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7542.jpgA group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.

A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7543.jpgA group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.

A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7551.jpgA group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.

A group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7554.jpgA group of veterans raises the flag at the start of the 170th Lorain County Fair.

Fair president Kim Meyers was shocked that 170 years have already passed since the fair started in 1845.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7570.jpgFair president Kim Meyers was shocked that 170 years have already passed since the fair started in 1845.

Meredith Meyers of Wellington was all smiles in preparation for the announcement of the 2015 fair queen.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7529.jpgMeredith Meyers of Wellington was all smiles in preparation for the announcement of the 2015 fair queen.

Adam Cordy of LaGrange
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7579.jpgAdam Cordy of LaGrange

Austin Washburn of New London
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7580.jpgAustin Washburn of New London

Alexandra Sabine of Elyria
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7582.jpgAlexandra Sabine of Elyria

Emily Klier of Wellington
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7583.jpgEmily Klier of Wellington

Madeline Ott of Vermilion
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7585.jpgMadeline Ott of Vermilion

Katie Cline of Amherst
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7592.jpgKatie Cline of Amherst

Madeline Ott was crowned first runner-up.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7597.jpgMadeline Ott was crowned first runner-up.

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