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  • By Andrea Kjerrumgaard/ThisWeek
    Candidates, from left, Logan Stafford, Drew Neilley, and Cory McLaughlin during the interview portion of the Hartford fair king and queen contest at the Hartford fairgrounds Friday, August 1, 2008. McLaughlin was crowned king.
  • By Andrea Kjerrumgaard/ThisWeek
    The crown of Dairy Princess Jessie Sweetman, of Johnstown, shines as the commodity queens line up to be introduced during a recess of the Hartford fair king and queen contest at the Hartford fairgrounds Friday, August 1, 2008.
  • By Andrea Kjerrumgaard/ThisWeek
    Lenny Lepola photographs the commodity queens, who were introduced during a recess of the Hartford fair king and queen contest at the Hartford fairgrounds Friday, August 1, 2008.
  • By Andrea Kjerrumgaard/ThisWeek
    The 2007 Hartford fair queen Karen Keller, second from right, jokes with 2008 candidates, from left, Jessica Park, Kelsey Keener, Ashleigh Dick and Caitlyn Dever during a recess of the Hartford fair king and queen contest at the Hartford fairgrounds Friday, August 1, 2008.
  • By Andrea Kjerrumgaard/ThisWeek
    After contestants had been narrowed to two, finalists Jessica Park, left, and Caitlyn Dever wait for the announcement of the winner of Hartford fair queen contest at the Hartford fairgrounds Friday, August 1, 2008. Park received the honor.
  • By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek
    As it celebrates it's 150th year, patrons flock to the Hartford Fair on Aug. 4.
  • By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek
    Competitors, from left, Nick Krantz, Tyler Peters, Jason Reding and Jason Reding study potential leapers for the frog jumping competition at the Hartford Fair on Aug. 4. More than 60
  • By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek
    A strong breath was all it took to entice 5-year-old Dylan Cunningham's frog to leap 29 inches during the frog jumping competition at the Hartford Fair on Aug. 4. Cunningham, from Thornville, was one of more than 60 competitors between the ages of 2 and 15 to enter the contest.
  • By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek
    Nicholas Willeke, 11, from Alexandria fishes for an elusive giant catfish in the Natural Resources pond at the Hartford Fair on Aug. 4.
  • By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek
    Without shedding a tear, Alin Sindilar of Suceava, Romania, who is spending his summer working for Big Onion Concessions, peels giant onions for the deep-fried blooming onions at the Hartford Fair on Aug. 4.
  • By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek
    Despite its objection, Ashlee Woodrow, 10, of St. Louisville hauls her market goat to the bathing area at the Hartford Fair on Aug. 4.
  • By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek
    Taking a break from tending to her cows and pigs at the Hartford Fair, Bekah Neighbarger, 17, of Centerburg sneaks a drink from the hose outside the stable on Aug. 4.