Rocky County 4-H Fair king and queen get an early start

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Catherine W. Idzerda
Sunday, May 19, 2013

— Two Milton teens have been crowned king and queen of the 2013 Rock County 4-H Fair.

Alexia Gegare, 18, and Patrick Riesterer, 18, were selected at a ceremony Saturday night at Milton High School.

The king, queen and court are usually announced opening night of the fair. This year, however, the fair board had the chance to bring the popular group Florida Georgia Line to the fair on opening night, organizers said.

As a result, Gegare and Riesterer will have an extra two months in their positions.

Gegare is the daughter of Debbie and Paul Gegare, and has been a member of the Milton 4-H for 12 years. She has also been involved in FFA. Gegare has shown sheep, cats and rabbits at the fair and has been involved in clothing, photography and youth leadership projects.

Next year, Gegare plans to go to UW-Rock County and then transfer to UW-Madison to study recreational therapy and horticulture.

Riesterer is the son of Donald and Kathleen Riesterer. He is a five-year member of the Milton FFA.

His supervised agricultural experience projects included creating an upright garden, excavation crew and farm work.

Next year he plans to go to Minnesota State in Mankato and study in the aviation program.

Both Gegare and Riesterer said they were surprised that they won.

“I was very surprised that I won,” said Gegare. “There was some really great competition.”

The two will be joined by the “4-H Court of Royalty” that includes Emily Sendelbach, 19, Evansville 4-H; Jessica Alf, 18, Consolidated 4-H; Autumn Quinn, 18, Magnolia 4-H; Rose Reible, 17, Bradford 4-H; Tyler Weilbrenner, 18, La Prairie 4-H; and Dylan Nelson, 18, Fulton 4-H.

Last updated: 10:34 am Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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