Kendal May was recently crowned the 2017 Fayette County Pork Queen at the Fayette County Pork Producers’ annual banquet.
Kendal, the daughter of Jamie and Ria May, is a senior at Miami Trace High School and is a member of the Pigs-N-things 4-H club and the Miami Trace FFA. She has been involved in her family’s show-pig operation her entire life.
Kendal said during her speech that her upbringing as a member of a pork producing family provided her even more skills and education due to her various experiences.
Every year at the Pork Producers’ annual banquet held at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, the pork queen is crowned. Additionally this year, two Fayette County Pork Princesses were named as another way to promote the pork industry and involve youth in the community. The queen and princess candidates went through a brief interview session and delivered speeches to the guests.
The 2017 Fayette County Pork Princesses are Shelby Mayer and Emily Reeves. Shelby is the daughter of Stacey Mayer and Justin Mayer and is in the fifth grade at Miami Trace Elementary School. She has shown pigs for three years and participates in 4-H, student council and basketball.
Emily is the daughter of Brian and Jennifer Reeves and is in the fourth grade at Miami Trace Elementary. She shows pigs through 4-H, is on the OH-PIGS Circuit and attends national NJSA shows. She’s also involved with 4-H, gymnastics, soccer and basketball.
Approximately 60 people attended the banquet. A raffle was held and dinner was catered by The Farmer’s Pantry.