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Dunn helps crown the “King Critter” of the King County Fair


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Dunn helps crown the “King Critter” of the King County Fair


Annual fair runs through Sunday


A Boston Terrier named “Prince” took center stage August 2 as the King County Fair’s “King Critter.” Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn had the honor of judging the critters, the traditional start of the annual King County Fair. The other judges included Enumclaw City Clerk Meredith Shirey and Kristen Damazio, Marketing and Events Manager of the Enumclaw Expo Center.

“I look forward to the Fair every year,” said Dunn. “This event puts smiles on everyone’s faces and it is a whole lot of fun for all involved. I am very pleased to congratulate the winner, Prince and his “human,” Gabriella Sechrist who is an active member of the 4H Club Pups @ Play. Thank you to everyone that helped make this a great event.”

Other winners at the Critter crowning included Sarina Cassell, and member of the 4-H Club, Cloverleaf whose pet Alpine Goat Elli came in second. Cassie the horse, owned by Jaxon Hagedorn of the 4H Club, Royal Riders, was the third place critter.

“As Marketing and Events Manager for the Enumclaw Expo Center, I am so excited that the King County Fair continues to live!” said Damazio. “Universal Fairs took over the coordination of the Fair last year and continued again this year to ensure that we could celebrate our 150th Anniversary.”

The King County fair runs from through August 5 at the Enumclaw Expo Center which is located at 45224 284th Avenue SE.

This year's Fair has all of the traditional Fair elements that you would expect including 4H exhibitors, carnival rides, pig races, kid tractor pull, go cart racing, chain saw carving, musical entertainment, vendors and of course—fair food!!

Advance tickets can be purchased at your local Quality Food Center (QFC) or at the gate for $5. Children 4 and under admitted free. For more information, call (360) 615-5631 or visit the King County Fair web site

Dunn with King County Fair "King Critter" and his court

Councilmember Reagan Dunn joins the King County Fair’s “King Critter” and his Court. (l-r) Critter Judge Enumclaw City Clerk Meredith Shirey, “King Critter” Prince and his owner, Gabriella Sechrist, Critter Judge Kristen Damazio, Marketing and Events Manager of the Enumclaw Expo Center, Second place winner Sarina Cassell, with her Alpine Goat Elli, Councilmember Dunn and his son Hayden and third place critter Cassie the horse, with owner Jaxon Hagedorn.

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