Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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July 5, 2013

Franklin County 4-H Fair royalty crowned


What makes the daughter of Rick and Vickie Raible smile? “Having a good day and being with my friends and having a good time.”

Morgan Wright, daughter of Tim and Lori Wright, West Harrison, was named second runner-up.

She thought reciting her speech was difficult, but so was “wearing pantyhose.”

When the 18-year-old was asked what cartoon character she would like to be, she replied, “SpongeBob because he’s always goofy and silly and having a good time.”

Renee Brehm said being named Miss Congeniality “feels like more of an honor than being queen because the girls (competitors) see me as who I am.”

The 17-year-old daughter of Jeff and Rosa Brehm, Cedar Grove, described what success means to her. “It is not necessarily how many people know your name, but how many people you touch .... and make a difference in their lives.”

The queen and her court will reign over activities at the fair by handing out awards and making public appearances.

Diane Raver can be contacted at or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.

More winners • Eleven young ladies in Mini 4-H competed in the first annual Franklin County 4-H Fair Princess Pageant. • Princess honors went to Karly Murray, daughter of Josh and Nicole Murray, Laurel. The 8-year-old reported her favorite princess was Jasmine because "she gets to marry the prince. If I was her, I could take as many carpet rides as I want." She likes gymnastics and wants to attend the fair and "be at as many things as I can." • Isabella Robben, daughter of Harry and Tammey Robben, St. Peters, was named Miss Personality. The 7-year-old enjoys camping and swimming and gets to show horses for the first time in Mini 4-H this year. "My favorite princess is Belle. She sees the good in every person."

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