Chelsea Duvall crowned as 2014 Miss Switzerland County


Chelsea Duvall earned the crown as Miss Switzerland County during a pageant held on Sunday afternoon in the Switzerland County High School cafeteria – and she and her court now prepare for all of the events that will go on during this year’s 4-H Fair.

The 2014 Switzerland County 4-H Fair will begin on Saturday, July 12th; and will run through the following Saturday, July 19th.

Chelsea Duvall will have numerous obligations and appearances during the fair, and will also represent Switzerland County later this year in the Indiana State Fair Queen pageant.

Chelsea Duvall was sponsored in this year’s queen competition by Smith Implements, Jeremy Armstrong; and she will be a junior this fall at Purdue University.

She is the daughter of Shonda and Tony Rose and Tim and Toni Young.

At Purdue she is a member of the Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Society, Beta Chapter, where she serves as First Vice President. She was also the Parents Day Banquet chairperson; and is a Purdue University Animal Sciences Ambassador. She works as a teaching assistant at Purdue; and was the recipient of the 2014 Monsanto Leadership Seminar Scholarship.

She was the 2013 Edelweiss Princess; was second runner up in the 2013 Miss Switzerland County pageant; earned her American Degree through FFA; and was a 10-year Switzerland County 4-H member. She works as a summer program assistant for the Switzerland County 4-H program.

After earning her degree at Purdue, she plans on attending graduate school to pursue a career in beef cattle reproduction and nutrition.

The first runner up in this year’s pageant was Robin Furnish.

She was sponsored in this year’s pageant by Melisa’s Hair Corner; and is the daughter of Rob and Cheryl Furnish of Kelly Road. She is a 2014 graduate of Switzerland County High School, and will attend IUPUI in the fall.

In high school she was active on the cross country team; was involved in FFA; and is a member of the Switzerland County 4-H program. She earned the ORVC Mental Attitude Award for cross country her senior season; was the Diversified Livestock Production proficiency winner at the Indiana State FFA Convention; and is a member of the National Honor Society.

She is an inductee into Tri Kappa sorority; and enjoys horseback riding, running, showing livestock, reading books, and listening to music.

She will study biomedical engineering at IUPUI, and her career goal is to find a job in a lab researching tissue engineering.

Jaclyn Hart was honored as the second runner up in the pageant.

She is the daughter of Dan and Trina Hart of near Pleasant. She was sponsored in the pageant by Shell’s Ice Cream Shop, and will be a senior this fall at Switzerland County High School.

She is President of the Switzerland County High School Class of 2015; is President of her 4-H club; and is a member of student council. She has earned the Outstanding 4-Her Award; and will represent her classmates in the 2014 Versailles Pumpkin Show competition. She is a member of the English Academic Team; and is captain of the bowling team.

She enjoys baking, flower arranging, raising sheep, running; and doing volunteer work in the community.

Her career plan is to earn her masters degree in business; and either own her own franchise; and be the CEO of an American Company.

Honored by her fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality was Macy Barwick.

She is the daughter of Bryan and Carrie Barwick of Detour Road, and was sponsored in this year’s pageant by the Vevay Swiss Inn.

She will be a senior at Switzerland County High School this fall, where she ranks in the Top 10 in her class. She is a member of the drama club, band, student council, Key Club, National Honor Society, and also participates on the school’s Academic Team.

She was the second runner up in the 2012 Edelweiss Teen Princess pageant; was selected as Miss Congeniality for the 2013 Miss Switzerland County pageant and the 2013 Edelweiss Princess pageant; and was the second runner up in the 2014 Queen of Hearts pageant.

Her career ambition is to double major in English and Spanish and become an interpreter.

Also competing in the pageant was Korah Taylor.

She will be a sophomore this fall at Indiana State University; and is the daughter of Andi Wainscott of near Fairview. She was sponsored in the pageant by Wai-Back Forty Farms.

She is the recipient of the Linda Bennitt Scholarship; and was the Springtime of Hope People’s Choice recipient. She was active in the Switzerland County 4-H program; and currently serves as a volunteer in the 4-H program; and she is an honor student at Indiana State University.

She enjoys singing, working in 4-H, and going to school.

At Indiana State, she is a criminal psychology major with an Arabic minor; and plans on using those majors in her career objectives.


The 2014 edition of the Switzerland County 4-H Fair is 10 days away, beginning on Saturday, July 12th and running through the livestock auction on Saturday evening, July 19th.

Here’s a rundown of 2014 Fair Week:

-  On Saturday, July 12th, Exhibit Hall projects will be checked in between 8 a.m. and noon. There will be no late entries allowed. The tractor contest written exam will also be given from 8 a.m. until noon; and the Fashion Revue will be held at 7:30 p.m.

At the grandstands, the first day of the fair will conclude with a Demolition Derby beginning at 7 p.m.

-  The horse and pony show will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 13th, and everyone is invited to come and see the events at the arena that was built last year.

-  On Monday, July 14th, when the rabbit check in happens from 8-11 a.m. The tractor driving contest will be held at 9 a.m.; and the rabbit show begins at 5:30 p.m.

At the Community Building, the Little Miss and Little Mister Contest will be held at 6 p.m.; and there will be a greased pig contest beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 -  On Tuesday, July 15th, livestock check in will be held from 6 a.m. until noon; and at noon the Mini 4-H Fun Day will be held. The Center Square Baptist Church will again hold its lasagna dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.; and the swine show will be held at the show arena beginning at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be a cornhole tournament on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m.

-  On Wednesday, July 16th, check in for pigeon, poultry, and other fowl will be held from 6-8 a.m.; and livestock record sheets are due from 8 a.m. until noon; with livestock pictures also being taken during that time.

The dog show will be held at 9 a.m.; while 4-H Fun Day for traditional 4-H members will be held at 1 p.m. The poultry show takes over the show arena beginning at 4 p.m.

The Johnny Andrew Memorial pedal tractor pull begins at 6:30 p.m.; and at the grandstands there will be truck and ATV drags beginning at 7 p.m.

There will not be a baby contest this year.

-  The cat show kicks off events on Thursday, July 17th, beginning at 10 a.m.; followed by the Pocket Pet Show at noon.

The beef show will be held beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, with a volleyball tournament beginning at 7 p.m. The meat goat show and dairy goat show will be held at the show arena at 7 p.m. that evening; and the truck drags will be held at the Grandstand at 7 p.m.

-  Friday, July 18th, begins with one of the most popular projects, as the Shooting Sports demonstration takes place at the grandstand area beginning at 9 a.m. Over at the show arena, the dairy show begins at 1 p.m.; and the sheep show will be held at 2:30 p.m. A Fun Horse Show, which is for 4-H members only, will be held at 5:30 p.m.; and “Silly Safari” will present a show at 7 p.m.

At 7 p.m. that evening, there will be a sanctioned truck and tractor pull will be held at the grandstand area, sponsored by Switzerland County Tourism.

-  The final day of the 2014 Fair kicks off on Saturday, July 19th, when the Round Robin Showmanship competition is held at and around the show arena beginning at 10 a.m. At 3 p.m. the annual auction barbecue is held at the shelter house near the show arena; and the 4-H Livestock auction will be held beginning at 4 p.m.

Over at the grandstands, the mud run will begin at 7 p.m.; and 4-H projects will be released from 6:30-9:30 p.m.


The 4-H Exhibit Hall will be open on Monday through Friday from 4-9 p.m.; and on Saturday, July 19th from 2-6:30 p.m.

The Commercial Building will be open from Monday through Friday from 5-9 p.m.; and on Saturday, July 19th from noon until 9 p.m.

There is no Main Gate entry fee this year, so everyone can come and enjoy the fair every night.

For the grandstand: the Demolition Derby on Saturday, July 12th is $10; the Greased Pig Contest on Monday, July 14th is $1 admission with a $5 entry fee; the truck and ATV drags on Wednesday, July 16th is $10; the mud run on Saturday, July 19th is $10 with a $15 pit pass available.

Children ages five and under are free, with the exception of the pit passes for the mud run; and registration begins at 5 p.m. for all events.

This year’s 4-H Banquet will be held on Friday, August 15th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


For more information on this year’s Switzerland County 4-H Fair, call the Purdue Extension office at 427-3152.