Welcome to the Otsego County Fair! My name is Hannah Huff, I am seventeen years old and the daughter of Rusty and Cindy Huff. I have two brothers, Blake and Brandon who have been very supportive throughout my reign.
This fall I will be a senior at the Johannesburg Lewiston High School. After graduation, I plan to atend Ferris State University to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.
My reign as the 2011 Otsego County Fair Queen has been an experience I will never forget. I can still remember the first meeting we had regarding the Fair pageant. I had the opportunity to meet ten beautiful women. On the first night I found out that I would be contestant number two. My nerves began to take over when I realized that I would be one of the first people to perform in the pageant, but after I met our pageant directors Kristen Payton and Amanda Greenman, I knew they would be with us every step of the way. I can't begin to tell you how many endless hours they have given us, even on days when we did not have rehearsal. I can't thank them enough. My favorite time of the year has always been Fair week. Opening up with the pageant on Sunday is a great way to kick-off the week of fun-filled activities. My mom and I have made it a tradition to attend the Fair. The week always runs so smoothly and looks so effortless, but now I know how much hard work and endless hours the Fair Board gives. Be sure to say "thank you" if you happen to see a board member while at the Fair.
My most memorable experience at the Fair besides the pageant would definitely be my involvement with the children. The Cinderella Tea Party was a huge success and a blast. All the little girls were dressed up in their Cinderella gowns dreaming of becoming the Otsego County Fair Queen someday. It reminded me of when I was little. I finally decided last year to go for my dream and I achieved it. I would encourage all young women who have that dream to pursue it. There is nothing to lose from it; you will gain great memories and friends.
Thank you for a wonderful year and I hope to see everyone at the Fair.