WESTMINSTER — Laura M. Kaminski, 19, of Manchester, was crowned 1991 Farm Queen Sunday evening at the 4-H-FFA Fair.
Kaminski, who will be a sophomore at Villa Julie College in Baltimore County this fall, will represent the Carroll County Farm Bureau throughout the year at various events. She was crowned by the 1990 queen, Jenell Rinehart, 18, of Taneytown.
Kaminski is the daughter of Ann and Tony Kaminski and lives on 50-acre farm, where the family raises goats, sheep and hogs.
Yesterday, she wore the Farm Queen sash as she tended to her animals on the fairgrounds and her duties as queen.
"It's exciting," she said when asked if she was enjoying the experience. "I'm trying to get used to everybody looking at me."
Kaminski's family moved to the county three years ago from Camden, N.J., where she and her siblings had been involved in 4-H. She has been a member for 14 years and currently belongs to the Chevonaire 4-H Dairy Goat Club and the Black Rock 4-H Club.
She is showing seven goats, three hogs and two market lambs at the fair this year, she said.
Kaminski is studying paralegal skills in college and would like to attend law school, she said.
Two other county women competed in the contest, which is open to daughters of Farm Bureau members who are between 16 and 20:
* Melissa Harrison, 16, of Woodbine, is the daughter of Michael and Ann Harrison. A4-H member for eight years, she belongs to the livestock and beef clubs.
* Karen Myers, 16, of Westminster, is the daughter of Mr. andMrs. Michael Myers. A 4-H member for nine years, she belongs to the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club.
CAPTION: Laura M. Kaminski, 19, is the 1991 Farm Queen. She lives on a 50-aacre farm in Manchester
CARRIAGE SHOW WINNERS
WESTMINSTER -- Winners were announced in Sunday's fifth Antique Carriage and Farm Equipment Show at the fair.
Winners in the contest, sponsored by The Carroll County Sun, split $1,210 in prizes: * Class 1 -- Two-wheeled vehicles drawn by pony, horse or mule: Harold Talbert (first place), Heather Bankard (second), Sonny Burdette driven by Elizabeth Burdette (third), Linda Shackelford (fourth), Tommy Smith (fifth) and Linda Becker (sixth).
* Class 2 -- Four-wheeled vehicles drawn by horse, pony or mule: John Million (first), Joyce Million (second), Larry Fisher (third),Charles Shriver (fourth), Brenda Burdette (fifth) and Judy Schwartz (sixth).
* Class 3 -- Four-wheeled vehicle drawn by two horses, ponies or mules: Judy Schwartz (first), Barb Uhler (second), Harold Talbert (third), Brenda Burdette (fourth), Sonny Burdette (fifth) and Charles Shriver (sixth).
* Class 4 -- Farm equipment drawn by horses, ponies or mules: Elaine Dulany (first), Harold Talbert (second), Sonny Burdette driven by Elizabeth Burdette (third), Brenda Burdette (fourth), Bud Lentzer (fifth) and Sonny Burdette (sixth).
* Class 5 -- Commercial vehicle drawn by horse, pony or mule: Judy Schwartz (first), John Million (second), Brenda Burdette (third), Sonny Burdette driven by Elizabeth Burdette (fourth) and Harold Talbert (fifth).
* Class 6 -- Vehicle drawn by more than two horses, ponies or mules: Tommy Smith (first), Judy Schwartz (second), Brenda Burdette (third),Sonny Burdette (fourth) and Sonny Burdette/Bud Lentzer (fifth).
MULES PULL TO VICTORY
WESTMINSTER -- Countians competed in two divisions in Monday's annual mule pull at the fair: * Heavy-weight division:Elizabeth Burdette, driving the team of Jed and Ned, which weighed 2,420 pounds and pulled 2,300 pounds (first); Bud Lentzer, driving theteam of Pete and Patty, which weighed 2,310 pounds and pulled 2,300 pounds (second); Sonny Burdette, driving the team of Cow and Belle, which weighed 2,600 and pulled 2,050 (third); and Jimmy Saylor, driving the team of Ada and Kit, which weighed 2,185 pounds and pulled 1,800 pounds (fourth).
* Light-weight division: Bud Lentzer, driving the team of Queenie and Dusty, which weighed 1,100 pounds and pulled 1,800 pounds (first); and Woodie Huerrin and Cindy Pittman, driving the team of BeBe and Elvira, which weighed 1,580 pounds and pulled 1,800 pounds.