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Johns, Tucker crowned at fair

(Levy Tucker & Samantha Johns, center, were crowned king & queen at the Livingston Co. Ag Fair)

PONTIAC – The 2023 Livingston County Fair king and queen have been announced.

King is Levy Tucker, son of Rick and Renee Tucker, of the Odell Tip Top Club. He plans to attend Illinois Central College to study HVAC then work for the family business.

The new queen is Samantha Johns, daughter of Vic and Tammy Johns, of the Pontiac Power Rockets Club. She will be a sophomore at Illinois State University majoring in exercise science, allied health and physical education with plans to get her masters in athletic training.

Runner-up for queen was Mya Wulzen, daughter of Greg and Marci Wulzen, of the Wide Awake Timberline Club. She will attend Joliet Junior College for ag production and management to either work on a cattle farm or thoroughbred farm.

Other awards presented during opening night of the Livingston County Fair included scholarships and a hall of fame honor.

Arlene Martell presented HCE scholarships to Libby Larkin and Christopher Corrigan.

Winners of $500 scholarships presented by the fair board included: Corrigan, Larkin, Carla Kilgus and Levy Tucker.

David Dunham is the 2023 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. His involvement with 4-H spans almost 50 years. Dunham began his journey in 4-H as a member of the Flanagan Ever Ready 4-H Club in Livingston County. When he aged out as a member of 4-H after 10 years, Dunham continued with the organization as a volunteer for the next several decades.

Dunham with his mother, Marge, led the Flanagan club for close to 40 years. His dedication to the organization has guided countless youth over the years, from being a club leader and serving on different committees to being a staple at the Livingston County 4-H Show as a judge and superintendent each year.


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