This year’s Allen County Fair royalty includes Prince Zach Zwiebel, left, Princess Devyn Hopkins, Queen Ashley Huck and King Brandon Suever. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
This year’s Allen County Fair royalty includes Prince Zach Zwiebel, left, Princess Devyn Hopkins, Queen Ashley Huck and King Brandon Suever. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
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LIMA — Brandon Suever of Fort Jennings is the 2019 Allen County Fair King.

Suever was crowned Thursday evening at the Allen County Fair Kick-off Dinner held on the fairgrounds. He is a senior at Fort Jennings High School and is the son of Barb and Bill Suever.

Suever is a nine-year member of Amanda Agriculture 4-H Club, where he has served as president and vice president; and a two-year member of Delphos FFA, where he was on the Livestock Judging Team. He is a member of Junior Fairboard, a camp counselor and served on the 2017-18 Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council.

Over the years, Suever has exhibited market lambs, breeding sheep, market steers, beef breeding and market chickens.

He has participated in basketball, baseball, golf, band, student council and second year as the Sargeant-at-Arms officer. He is currently employed at Fort Jennings Local Schools and Lock 16 Catering. He would like to pursue a career in elementary education or agricultural education.

Ashley Huck is the 2019 Allen County Fair Queen. Huck is a member of Future Shepherds 4H Club and is the vice president of Mustang Country Connections. She is the daughter of Steve and Jessica Huck. She shows goats and various special interest projects. She is also a Camp Counselor and a member of Allen County Junior Fairboard. She will be a senior at Allen East this year. Huck was recently chosen for the national Text Less Live More engagement board, where she assists with passing hands-free driving laws across the United States.

The 2019 Allen County Fair Princess is Devyn Hopkins. Hopkins is the daughter of Amy Hardesty and Eric Hopkins. Devyn has been involved in 4-H since she was in Cloverbuds, and over nine years in 4-H she has shown rabbits, chickens, and goats. She is the treasurer of Allen County Feather Fanciers 4-H Club and the Allen County Junior Fairboard, as well as a 4-H camp counselor. She will be a senior this year at Allen East High School.

The 2019 Allen County Fair Prince is Zach Zweibel. Zweibel is a member of Paws & Pals 4-H Club and the Clover Patch Crew 4-H Club. He is the son of Marvin and Vicky Zweibel. He is currently a member of a board that is working to bring Agricultural Education to Lima City Schools, where he will be a junior this year. Zweibel was elected to serve as Speaker of the House as Ohio Youth and Government Mock Legislature by his peers from all across the state. He plans to attend OSU to study agriculture related genetics.

Jefferson High School graduate Emily Buettner received one of three Allen County Agricultural Society scholarships Thursday evening. She is the daughter of Steve and Bonnie Buettner and is studying animal science at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

The Allen County Fair opens Friday, Aug. 16 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 24. See Wednesday’s newspaper for the 2019 Allen County Fair tab with the full schedule and more.