by Pam Zubeck
This just in: The 2010 El Paso County Fair Queen title was captured Saturday by a 19-year-old Peyton resident after she successfully ran the gauntlet of public speaking, horsemanship and personal interview.
Brenna Harfert was crowned at a ceremony at the fairgrounds in Calhan by 2009 Fair Queen Dayna Jenkins.
An eight-year member of the Plainsmen & Fiber Friends 4-H Clubs, where her special project was fiber goats (does anybody know what that is?), Harfert participated in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honors Society and as a Boys and Girls Club tutor.
She was named 2009 Grand Champion Senior Round Robin Showman and Calhan Lion’s Club Student of the Month and made the dean’s list at Colorado State University-Pueblo where she's a business major. She's also participated in the Pikes Peak Rangerettes for the past four years.
Brenna wil reign over the 105th Annual El Paso County Fair, July 24-31.
This year's new attractions will be the “Great Cat Adventure” and “Circus Boy,” along with traditional bookings such as auto racing, rodeos, got talent contest, off road extreme truck racing and demolition derby.