2013 queen coronation is set for July 20

by: CITY OF WEST LINN - The 2013 Old Time Fair Court is, from left, Beth Hoots, Natalie Bruun, Celia Lawrence and Zoe Craig. On Feb. 20, the historic McLean House was again the site of the annual selection of the Old Time Fair Court.

Fifteen talented and well-spoken West Linn eighth-grade girls shared words of encouragement for one another as they interviewed and then waited for the names of the new court to be announced. Cheers erupted as 2012 Queen Bobbi O’Brien announced Natalie Bruun, Zoe Craig, Beth Hoots and Celia Lawrence as the 2013 Old Time Fair Court.

In addition to the year of community activities and service, this court has the honor of representing West Linn during its centennial year.

In less than a month, these young ambassadors will be visible in West Linn and surrounding communities promoting the tradition of the West Linn Old Time Fair.  They will each perform an individual community service project as part of her requirement for consideration of Old Time Fair queen.

The coronation takes place during the opening ceremonies of the 57th annual Old Time Fair set for July 20. The fair will run through July 22 and will include a carnival, skydivers, waterskiing, car show, timber show, parade and two stages with entertainment.  

About the 2013 Old Time Fair Court princesses:

Princess Natalie, whose parents are Scott and Alison Bruun, is a student at Rosemont Ridge Middle School where she is active in choir, yearbook, dance and cheer. Her favorite thing about the fair is the parade and seeing the princesses and queen.

The daughter of Joe and Kristi Craig, Princess Zoe enjoys competitive dance. Her involvement in both the Rosemont Ridge Coyote Crew and Girl Scouts give her an opportunity to mentor younger students. At the fair, she can be found riding the carnival rides over and over again.The daughter of Lloyd and Kate Hoots, Princess Beth is part of student leadership at Athey Creek Middle School. She is an active Girl Scout and serves on the West Linn Library Teen Advisory Board. Her favorite part of the Old Time Fair is the unifying experience of watching the parade with so many other West Linn citizens. 

Also a student at Athey Creek Middle School, Princess Celia is the daughter of Derek and Reagan Lawrence. She intends to use her time on the court to serve the elderly and children with special needs. She is an accomplished violinist, gymnast and competitive cheerleader. Watching the coronation of the new queen is her favorite activity at the Old Time Fair.

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