S.E. Spokane County Fair Royalty

2018 Queen

Kaitlynn Strahl

"...The Southeast Spokane County Fair has always been a big part of my life. When I was younger, I remember going through the parade with my sister and my cousins... Going to the SE Spokane County Fair became a tradition for me and I made sure that I would be able to go to the fair every year...Each year it seems like I become more involved in the fair. The past two years I've helped with the parade by setting up the signs, checking people in, showing them their spots, and tearing down. I have also helped sell chicken chip bingo cards to people at the fair for many years. This last year I got the opportunity to help in the Women's Club food booth... I want to be able to continue to serve my community and leave my mark as I get ready to graduate and start the next chapter of my life."

2018 Princess

Ryan Hicks

"Growing up as a kid in the Rockford area, I remember the best time of the year being the fair where I made friendships and memories that will last my entire life. Those memories range from putting hours of time into preparing my chickens for fitting and showing to riding my bike in the parade with friends and winning the egg-toss competition. The fair is a great production for families to be together in a small, rural, happy community like ours. It is the best opportunity for families from all around the area to come together and be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the agricultural community that the Southeast Spokane County thrives on... The traditional, small-town feel of the SE Spokane County Fair is something that you rarely see anymore. This feeling is one of the best in the world, and I would love to be able to promote this community event and keep the traditions intact that make this fair so very special."