This fair, keep an eye out for three determined young women who are eager to help spread the excitement and cheer for the greatly anticipated Kittitas County Fair in Ellensburg starting Aug. 29 to Sept 2.

This is the second year the event has had “fair ambassadors,” but the first time the Kittitas County Fair has filled all three positions. Bailey Sherley, Grace Terrill and Kaylee Johnson will be the fair ambassadors this year.

The program was created to engage youth who have a passion for the fair and agriculture. Throughout the year, the ambassadors have been promoting the fair and encouraging people to enter items in the fair and inform the public of all the activities that will be present this year.

Bailey Sherley is 15 years old and from Ellensburg. She will be a junior at Ellensburg High School and shows pigs and steers. She also is an active member of 4-H and FFA.

Sherley wanted to have a bigger role in the fair because of the years she frequented it herself. She loved seeing the impact the fair had on people either by allowing people to show off their animals or watching her friends and family enjoying the excited atmosphere vendors and stalls.

“I have both experienced and witnessed people of all ages excited to enter something in the fair that shows off their skills, fill up on all sorts of yummy food and enjoy the carnival and entertainment,” Sherley said. “I am excited to be an ambassador where I can help promote all that our great fair has to offer.”

Grace Terrill is 17 years old and from Roslyn. She will be a senior at Cle Elum–Roslyn High School and is also an active member in 4-H and FFA. Terrill has a passion for showing pigs and she was excited to get involved in the fair because there are so many different exhibits to choose from.

“The fair encompasses so many different 4-H and open exhibits, there really is something for everyone,” Terrill said. She particularly likes the cooking and photography section of the fair which she has helped in during passed events.

Kaylee Johnson is 16 years old attends Ellensburg High School. She has a passion for showing pigs and is involved in 4-H.

According to Johnson, her involvement in 4-H has taught her responsibility, hard work, dedication and how to interact with her peers and other adults.

“Being an ambassador allows me to put these skills to work and share about the fair with others,” Johnson said.

All the girls are very involved in their school and other activities outside of 4-H and FFA.


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