By Tim Kowols
For the first time in the event’s over 140-year history, local royalty reign over the Door County Fair. Claire Olson was crowned Door County Fairest of the Fair and Helen Parks was named Junior Fairest of the Fair during a ceremony Wednesday evening. A total of 10 applicants vied for the inaugural title and will hold onto the title for an entire year. Olson says it is a great way to give back to the Door County Fair after attending it for so many years.
Olson and Parks’ first royal duty will be riding in Sunday’s Brussels Belgian Days Parade. The Door County Fair takes place August 1 through 5.